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Climbing plants for shaded wall.

I have a part of the garden behind the sitting are that is crying for plants. It is a shaded wall and as you can see on the photo not much room for planting so ideal will like to grow in containers. What can you suggest? 


  • One idea. Shade doesn’t seem to bother hydrangea petiolaris. You could plant in a largish pot with the bottom removed so that the roots get down into the soil. Valerie 
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,790
    There are several clematis that grow in shade that you could grow in large pots.

    But not clematis montana, too big for a pot.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,762
    The early clematis varieties will be fine - alpinas and macropetalas. They would grow in the ground there no problem, as long as it's properly prepped first and they're watered until established.  :)
    Not montanas  [ even in the ground] as already said. They get very big anyway and could swamp that fence unless you're very careful with training it in.
    I wouldn't plant H.petiolaris for that reason either. It becomes vary large, assuming it would establish,  and certainly wouldn't be happy in a pot. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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