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Plants that will grow together

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 Third rock from the sunPosts: 29,766

    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.

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  • Thank you I realise that but what I need to know is can they be grown together on the same fence. 

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,521


    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Are ceanothus and trachelosurnum ok to be grown side by side

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,165

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

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 8,553

    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.

    Did they tear it out with talons of steel
    And give you a shot, so that you wouldn't feel?
    And washed it away as if it wasn't real?
  • Thank you hostafan1 and punkdoc just what I needed to know.

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

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 64,642

    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. 


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  • 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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