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Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149

I had planned on planting a virginia creeper along my new fence for the lovely autumn colour, however I read that it is quite destructive and can pull out fence panels, destroy gutters and so on.

Is there a slightly less invasive climber with nice autumn colour that would not destroy my fence?



  • What are the dimensions of the fence and which way does it face?  Is it a windy or sheltered spot and what is the soil like?


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

  • Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149

    Clay soil, partial shade, south-east facing.

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,710

    as with most things, if it's kept under control it'll be fine.

    Parthenocissis Quinquifolia ( Viginia Creeper ) is pretty vigorous, so keep an eye on it. P. Henryana is less so.

  • Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149

    That looks much better Hostafan, I don't want to spawn a monster. It says it colours better in sun so I may put that on the sunny fence and have camelias and chaenomeles on the shady fence. Lovely thank you image

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