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jentubjentub Posts: 2
Hello. I love ceanothus, but I am a little ignorant. I always thought of ceanothus as a shrub, but I've recently heard of people growing it as a climber. Can any ceanothus be grown this way?

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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,454
    I have seen it trained up walls and around windows which looks quite impressive. 
    I came across this one which is described as a climber suitable for trellis.
     
    https://www.hedgesdirect.co.uk/acatalog/ceanothus-italian-skies-trellis-grown-10L-pot.html#SID=418
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,941
    They will grow quite tall, but I would not describe them as climbers.
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  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,422
    It can be grown against a wall or fence but it's not a true climber - it doesn't twine or cling. Against a wall or fence is good for them because they can be a little bit tender and it gives them some protection.
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  • jentubjentub Posts: 2
    Thanks everyone, this is useful.  I was going to grow it up a south-facing wall (that has trellis attached), so that would work.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,762
    It'll be fine in that location @jentub:)
    I agree with the others - it's not a climber in the true sense, but can be wall trained, like a few other shrubs. 
    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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