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cloud8cloud8 Posts: 103

Hi can anyone recommend something to train up a 4' high trellis?.  It's about 15' long and faces south-east.  I had originally wanted to fan-train a cherry because we were going to get a 6' trellis but now I think it's probably too short, so anything that fruits preferably otherwise something that looks pretty and doesn't want cutting several times a year.  Thanks very much.


  • Gracie5Gracie5 Posts: 125

    Most climbers grow very tall but Jasmine Trachelospermum, the star Jasmine might suit. It's evergreen and once planted doesn't need too much attention.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,757

    What about looking at some of the smaller clematis - like the Boulevard varieties?


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • cloud8cloud8 Posts: 103

    Ooh thanks both of you, I wouldn't have thought of jasmin and I've never heard of the Boulevard clematis but I think I'll try and squeeze both in.  This website is great, you're all so helpful.

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