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We would like to put some climbers on our garden fence and have decided on trachelospurnum but are considering ceanothus as well will they love or hate being together?



  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,192

    Ceanothus are not climbers but like to grow against walls in the colder parts of the UK for shelter. Trachelospermum is a rampant climber - again not reliably hardy in all parts of the UK.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Thank you I realise that but what I need to know is can they be grown together on the same fence. 

  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,907


    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • Are ceanothus and trachelosurnum ok to be grown side by side

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,052

    the trachelospermum will want to take over and , if they're close together, will get tangled in the ceanothus. IMHO

  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,711

    Yes, as long as you live in a warmish part of the country, and the site is not too exposed.

    The Trachelospermum may invade the Ceanothus, if you are not careful.

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • Thank you hostafan1 and punkdoc just what I needed to know.

  • what will grow happily on a fence with trachelospurnum please.

  • We need to know more about you and your fence - height, length, which way does it face, what sort of soil do you have, what sort of effect are you after, that sort of thing. 


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

  • it is a vertical slat fence  6ft high and approx 30ft long and faces west. our neighbours side path goes behind it so we are after screening. When we moved in last November there was a dead cupressus hedge against the fence which we have now removed.  This hedge took up a width of 4-5ft so we have regained the border.  We thought it would look pretty with a climber and like trachelospurnum as it is evergreen.  Just wondered if we could put something else of colour with it to go with the white flowers. We have painted the fence in cuprinol silver copse. 

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