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What Climber to have for a shaded area?

I am looking for a climber to place in a shaded part of my garden, i been looking at some of the Clematis that grow well in the shade, but thought i should ask around to see if anyone has any good suggestions for Climbers that grow well in the shade. 

So any ideas? 


  • Consider Holboellia coriacea. It thrives in partial to full shade, grows sell through trees and shribs, produces gorgeous, highly-scented flowers and will often make great fruit, hence the common name 'Sausage Vine'. The really good news is that the fruits doon't TASTE like sausage!

       I suggest you Google Holboellia and look at the photos.
    Tim form Eureka, California, USA

  • AliPAliP Posts: 64

    Maybe Euonymus fortunei, normally grown as a shrub but climbs beautifully up walls. Hydrangea petiolaris, Akebia quinata, or like you say some of the Clematis. Good luck.

  • Honeysuckle, Virginia creeper
  • MermaidMermaid Posts: 3

    I recommend Star Jasmine or Trachelospermum jasminoides it smells amazing especially on a summer evening and the flowers spray out. When it comes to clematis I always used to go for Indigo blues or deep violets for something a bit different.

  • I agree with Mermaid, I have Trachelospermum jasminoides in a shady spot outside the back door, its smell and flowers are heavenly and I also have a blue clematis growing by it too in a pot, great choice!  image

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