fragrant flowers. honeysuckle, also called woodbine, is a vigorous twiner with sweetly scented flowers. it can grow out of control in warm temperate climates so needs to be pruned after flowering. for a less vigorous climber try the slow growing hoya, which can last for 30 years in the same pot, flowering every year.
hops humulus is a fine example of such a climber. if fast coverage for screening is your priority, choose carefully: vigor can be a short-lived virtue. the infamous mile-a-minute vine fallopia baldschuanica will undoubtedly cover a pergola extremely quickly, but it will soon engulf anything else growing nearby as well. clematis montana or many of the honeysuckles, while fast growing, will be less invasive and much more attractive as well.
passionflower is a beautiful fast growing, hardy perennial in tropics. the heady fragrance, colorful flowers, and edible fruits make it one of the most desirable climbing plant you can have in your garden. you can also grow it on your balcony, rooftop or patio garden.
the first is that we're not as friendly with our neighbours as we used to be. whereas in the past we might have trained a climber up trellis or built a pergola for some privacy while entertaining
the wisteria is a fast growing climber, and care should be taken if planted near buildings as it can fairly quickly cover structures and walls. planted over a patio or terrace, however, it can provide a welcome shade and cover during hot summer months.
bougainvillea bougainvillea spp. they are a fast growing climber but can be a tad thorny. bougainvilleas are easy to grow around most of australias tropical and subtropical zones and are the perfect addition to the garden. great for hiding away low fences, pergolas or walls. surprisingly, they can also be grown as a small shrub in full sun or in a pot.
cheerful, evergreen shrub which is frost resistant, water wise and fast growing in the sun or semi-shade. the orange flowers occur all year and they attract birds - insect eaters. it is useful for containers and is ideal for small gardens where is can be grown on a trellis to act as a screen.
the best plants for a pergola are ones that will grow rapidly to cover the structure, require minimal care and are well suited for your growing region. about pergola climbing plants plants and vines for pergola structures vary in size, growing habit and appearance.
the lonicera periclymenum is yet another breed of the fast growing climbers which goes by the nickname honeysuckle. its is a traditional garden shrub which is often seen in gardens growing alongside the garden frame, pergola or the walls and fences.
to decorate a trellis, tuteur, fence, arbor or pergola; to help prevent erosion on a slope; for a fast-growing ground cover; to create shade; to provide a vertical accent; akebia quinata, fiveleaf akebia, zones 4-8. fiveleaf akebia is only semi-evergreen except in the warmer zones or mild winters; still it is an attractive vine with bluish-green leaves and chocolate-scented purple flowers in spring.
climbers in pots tend not to get enormous, and you have quite a large area to fill i'd then use pots to introduce smaller, fragrant plants near the seating. i'd choose at least one evergreen for winter cover and one or two scented climbers, because it'll be lovely to sit and smell them on summer evenings.
this climber will shed its leaves as winter approaches, and grow them again in early spring. its an ideal and fast growing summer screening plant that sheds its leaves in autumn. golden hops need somewhere to climb, so they are ideal for pergolas, patios, or trellises, and enjoy overhead sun and low, warm sunshine.
having said that, after the awful weather of this winter my clematis armandii looks fine. it is already bursting with fat buds all over the front of the house right now. clematis armandii is a strong growing evergreen climber with stems that can reach 5 metres 15ft or more.
mariam. a honeysuckle is a great scented climber and a fast grower too. i would recommend planting two varieties early dutch honeysuckle lonicera periclymenum belgica and late dutch honeysuckle lonicera periclymenum serotina . their staggered flowering times mean your pergola will be covered with sweet-scented flowers from may
climbing plants to enhance your garden. evergreen climbers evergreen climbers such as trachelospermum jasminoides although they are not fast growing about 10cm growth per annum provide an excellent evergreen screen, they attach well to frames and they also have pretty white scented flowers in the summer months.
bougainvilleas bougainvillea spp. these fast growing climbers can be thorny but are easy to grow in warmer tropical to subtropical zones and will hide low fences, pergolas or walls that they grow over. they can also be grown as small shrubs in full sun or in a pot.