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Popular Climbing Plants for Back Gardens

Your house may be your little piece of paradise, but if it sometimes feels like the walls are closing in, maybe it’s time to re-connect with nature.

If you’re looking to create a more open and airy feel for your home, climbing plants in your backyard garden could be the perfect solution. Not only will they add visual interest and variety, but they can also help create a natural privacy screen or windbreak. Buy now with Gardeners Dream.

When selecting climbing plants for your garden, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  1. First, think about what kind of support you’ll need to provide – some plants need trellises or structures to climb, while others can get by with just a bit of string or wire.
  2. Second, consider how much sun and shade your garden gets – some climbers prefer full sun, while others do better in partial shade.
  3. Finally, make sure to choose plants that are appropriate for your region and climate.

With those factors in mind, here are some of the best climbing plants for a backyard garden:

Evergreen Star Jasmine

The evergreen star jasmine is a fast-growing vine that can reach up to 20 feet in length. It’s perfect for covering walls, fences, or trellises, and it produces fragrant white flowers that bloom in the spring and summer. Evergreen star jasmine is native to Asia, so it prefers warm climates – it’s not frost-tolerant.

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Japanese Wisteria

As the name suggests, Japanese wisteria is native to Japan. It’s a fast-growing vine that can reach up to 30 feet in length and it produces beautiful blue or purple flowers that bloom in the spring. Japanese wisteria is also semi-evergreen, meaning it will lose some of its leaves in the winter but will quickly regrow them in the spring.

Sweet Peas

So, not only are sweet peas incredibly fragrant, but they’re also one of the best climbing plants for a backyard garden. They’re perfect for covering fences, trellises, or walls, and they’ll bloom from late spring to early summer. Sweet peas are native to Europe and North Africa, so they prefer cooler climates – they won’t do well in hot, humid weather.

Roses (climbing varieties)

Immensely popular, roses come in a wide range of colours, sizes, and shapes. And while not all varieties are climbers, there are many that are – including the ‘New Dawn’ rose, which can reach up to 20 feet in length. Roses prefer full sun and well-drained soil, and bloom from late spring to early fall.

Winter Jasmine

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Jasmine is a genus of shrubs and vines that includes both evergreen and deciduous species. The winter jasmine is a deciduous climber that produces fragrant yellow flowers from late winter to early spring. It’s a fast-growing plant that can reach up to 20 feet in length, and it’s perfect for covering walls, fences, or trellises.

Downy Clematis

The downy clematis is a fast-growing vine that can reach up to 30 feet in length. It produces fragrant white flowers that bloom from early summer to early fall, and it’s perfect for covering fences, walls, or trellises. The downy clematis is native to Europe and Asia, so it prefers cooler climates, although it’s still not frost-tolerant.

This list is just a small sample of the many beautiful and versatile climbing plants that are available. So if you’re looking to add some vertical interest to your garden, be sure to consider one (or more!) of these options. Happy gardening!