Agaves & Arids
Bananas, Gingers & Aroids
Cloud Pruned, Bonsai & Niwaki Trees
Gifts for Gardeners
Grasses & Grass Like
Half, Quarter & Full Standards
Hardy Palm Trees
Hedging & Screening
Pleached & Espalier Screening
Tree Ferns & Ferns
Architectural & Colonial Gardens
Patio & Courtyard Gardens
Screening or Lose Your Neighbour
Small Town Garden
Akebia quinata, the Chocolate Vine, is a beautiful semi-evergreen climber. Attractive dark green leaves with a blue-green underside, purple tinged in winter. 'Chocolate fragrant' racemes of purple flowers which after a good summer can be followed by ...
Ampelopsis glandulosa var. maximowiczii
I first really noticed Ampelopsis glandulosa var. maximowiczii last autumn growing through an old mature Viburnum shrub when I was stopped in my tracks by the incredible show of brightly coloured shiny berries. The colours ranged from pale blue to ...
A wonderful exotic climber originally from South America but now widely planted in the Mediterranean. It is best as a conservatory plant or on a patio during the summer months. Keep well fed and watered and it will flower for weeks. Protect from fros...
Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris
Hydrangea anomala petiolaris is an excellent climbing species with glossy, finely toothed leaves and many attractive lace-cap white flowers in summer. Self clinging, this deciduous climber thrives in sun or shade and is very useful where a flowering ...
A creeping shrub or twining climber from New Zealand with dark green leaves and greenish white flowers in summer followed by white fruit. Fantastic jungly plant suitable for climbing or unusual ground cover . Reasonably fast growing and shade toleran...
Pileostegia viburnoides is an aristrocratic, hardy, evergreen climber from India and Southern China. It has luscious deep green leathery leaves, which in summer are joined by masses of tiny white flowers. Of particular note the new leaf growth throug...
Trachelospermum jasminoides, evergreen Jasmine is simply the best hardy, evergreen climber you can own. Masses of mid/dark green, glossy leaves are held upon twining stems which in mid summer are followed by loads of tiny jasmine-like flowers that sm...
crimson glory vine
I first saw Vitis coignetiae sometimes known as the Crimson Glory Grape Vine growing through mature trees during the autumn at Westernbirt arboretum back in the early '80's. The effect it had on me has remained all these years, the leaves of the Vit...