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Touchstone Garden Centre Climbers


Climbing plants bring another dimension and ambience to the garden. They are also used for such purposes as covering fences or walls, or simply over frames for effect. Some climbers are also very effective ground cover plants.

As with other plants, there are a range of climbers suited to different soils and climates, evergreen and deciduous, with spectacular flowers or foliage.

The range of climbers includes

  • Vigorous strong growers that will totally cover a large shed if left un- checked. Only one plant is normally required.
  • Medium vigour climbers, which includes most.
  • Stem clinging climbers – where the stems root into the support or commonly in nature – a tree or host plant, usually overpowering it over time eg. Ivy, NZ Rata.
  • Low growing climbers or trailers. This group are often used as ground covers.

Popular climbers include

  • Vigorous Climbers
    • Grapes – Fruiting or Ornamental
    • Virginian creeper
    • Wisteria
    • Bougainvillea
    • Pandorea - some species
    • Kiwifuit
  • Medium vigour climbers
    • Pandorea - some species
    • Clematis
    • Climbing roses
    • Allamanda
    • Bougainvillea – some species
    • Campsis
    • Dipladenia
    • Hardenbergia
    • Gelsemium
    • Hibertia
    • Sweet Pea – Lathyrus
    • nicera – Honeysuckle
    • Mandivillea
    • Passiflora – Ornamental passionfruit
    • Potato vine Solanum jasminoides grandiflora
    • Blue Potato vine Solanum wendlandii
    • Black eyed susan –Thunbergia alata
    • Thunbergia species
    • Star Jasmine - trachelospermum
  • Stem Clinging Climbers
    • Ivy
    • NZ Rata – Metrosideros carminea
    • Ficus pumila or climbing fig
  • Low growing or trailing
    • Star Jasmine – trachelospermum
    • Pelagonium peltatum
    • Climbing Lasiandra – Heterocentron roseus
    • Climbing Rosmary - Rosmarinus officinalus

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