This ornamental Grape from Japan has broad, lobed foliage which is glossy and green with a rust under felt. In autumn a spectacular change takes place and the leaves become a riot of amber, orange, scarlet, crimson and purple. The insignificant summer flowers are followed by inedible small fruit. Deciduous.
This climber will support itself with tendrils that will cling to most surfaces. It is vigorous and will cover a large area quite quickly so give it some space to show how lovely it can be. Likes a hot summer, good drainage and soil that is not too heavy.
Colour: Green Habit: Rambling Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Climber
Climber. A highly ornamental Grape with deeply lobed leaves of grey green that turn to deep purple tones in the autumn. The insignificant flowers produce small black bitter tasting fruit. This stunning foliage climber likes the sun and good drainage. Any pruning should be done in winter. Deciduous.
Habit: Climber Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 2.5m
Attractive blue-green twining foliage and clusters of bright, scarlet red tubular flowers throughout the summer. Deliciously fragrant. Easy to grow and vigorous. Can be semi-evergreen depending on winter temperatures.
Colour: Red Habit: Climbers Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Climber
Honeysuckle. Aah the sweet scent of Honeysuckle fills the air and tells you it must be summer. Fragrant blooms of yellow with pink interiors decorate this climber from summer to autumn. Easy to grow as long as protected from harsh frost. Evergreen or semi-evergreen depending on winter cold.
Birds and Bees just love Honeysuckle. This climber is quite vigorous so make sure you have a support system organized prior to planting.
Colour: Yellow / Pink Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 2m
Large clusters of deliciously fragrant cream and maroon flowers appear from spring until autumn attracting birds and butterflies to the garden. Easy to grow and vigorous. Semi-evergreen depending on winter temperatures.
Use to scramble and twine over fences, trellis or old tree stumps. Tolerates being pruned regularly to be kept to the height required.
Colour: Cream / Red Habit: Climber Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Climber
Silver Vein Creeper. If you've got something ugly to cover or you simply want a wall of foliage then this is the plant for you. Large lobed leaves of olive green veined with silver threads. Rich red tones in autumn. Prefer a sunny spot in humus rich soil. Tendril climber. Deciduous.
Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 8m x 8m
Virginia Creeper. This vigorous creeper will quickly cover any wall, trellis or bank that you care to drape it over, Handsome lobed leaves in rich green that turn to tones of brilliant orange and scarlet red in autumn. Likes the sun and humus rich soil. Tendril Climber. Deciduous.
Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10m x spreads
Boston Ivy - A vigorous climber that will self cling to practically anything by way of creeping tendrils with tiny disc-shaped suckers. The three lobed green foliage turns to spectacular shades of red and purple in autumn. Vigorous and hardy. Deciduous.
Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x spreads
Chinese Wisteria. A NZ selection of the popular graceful Chinese Wisteria. 30cm long racemes of dark mauve blossom appear before the foliage in early spring. The heady fragrance will delight as it wafts through the garden. Make sure you give this vigorous climber a strong framework and room to grow. Deciduous.
Colour: Mauve Habit: Climber Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Climber
Japanese Wisteria. An unusual Japanese Wisteria that flowers after the new leaves have emerged in spring. Dark purple buds open to deliciously double violet blooms on racemes up to 2 feet long. Plant where you can enjoy the fragrance and look upwards at the beautiful hanging racemes. Deciduous.
Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Climber