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Climbing Plants Perfect For Trellis And Arbors

What else are trellises and arbors for if not for displaying climbing plants? Trellises and arbors without lively climbing plants are but bare and dull garden structures. Because if peas are for carrots, then climbing plants are for trellises and arbors.

Want a vertical garden using a trellis, or got a newly constructed arbor on your patio? Then you should get yourself a climbing plant to go with those structures. It’s a good thing I’ve got this rundown of  amazing flowering vines. Surely you’ll find one in this list of 15 climbing plants for your trellis and arbor.

I’ve always been enchanted by flowering vines over archways, or in canopies of arbors. These trailing vines and their beautiful flowers seem to reach out to you. Take it from Spanish stones villages and cozy cottages. Aren’t they just charming?

But before you get carried away with these thoughts, check out these amazing climbing plants. I’m sure you’ll find an inspiration or two for something to boost your garden. An arbor or trellis with pretty climbing plants should be a great idea. Any of these charming plants would be ideal.

1. Clematis

Probably the most popular among gardeners, it’s got a whole lot of different variations with various colors and flower structures. Take on the Clematis ‘Jackmanii’ for their head-turning large purple flowers.


2. Honeysuckle

Invite hummingbirds over to your garden with this flowering vine. An edible sweet nectar can be sucked in its flowers, hence the name.


3. Wisteria Vines

These popular ornamental plants will amp up any bare arbor or wall. With the profusion of flowers, transform your boring arbor into a place worth hanging out in.

To encourage more flowers, prune back side shoots to the base in early spring.


4. Yellow Bells

You’ll find this flowering plant common in the tropical areas of the world. They just love the full sun, and are drought-tolerant.


5. Climbing Hydrangea

The climbing hydrangeas can grow without support by forming a mound. But growing them over arbors or in trellises would be better, because of their lovely flowers and fragrant blooms?


6. Climbing Roses

Some of the world’s botanical displays and flower gardens feature climbing roses in walls and arches. Bring that loveliness into your garden by growing beautiful climbing roses, .


7. Jasmine

You’ll find all sorts of home and personal care products in jasmine scent. So why not grow and enjoy the real scent in the real flowers?

Lovely Star Jasmine flowers blooming in spring

Lovely Star Jasmine flowers blooming in spring

8. Red Trumpet Vine

This climbing plant with dainty red flowers can also attract hummingbirds. Some birds may even nest in its dense foliage. They can grow to be massive, so don’t be modest when pruning.


9. Vine Rangoon Creeper Flowers

You can grow this climbing plant native in tropical forests,  Don’t worry about them losing foliage over the winter as they’re perennials.


10. Passion Fruit

This tropical flowering vine has a bonus. It bears exotic fruits that have a rich aroma and flavor. If you haven’t tried this fruit before, then it’s high time you explore it.


11. Pink Coral Vines

They may grow to be abundant and massive, but the pink flowers (which I am partial to) can be very cute and pretty. They can transform an old fence into a rustic garden structure.


12. Gloryblower

These are flowering vines native to West Africa, but it looks like they’ve now invaded the rest of the world.

Plant them in areas that get full on morning sunshine and an afternoon shade.


13. Bleeding Heart Vine

Glory blower is another name for bleeding heart vines. And this is another interesting color to the climbing plant variety. It would help to note these plants may like moist soil, but they don’t like getting soaked and soggy.


14. Sweet Peas

Invite beneficial insects, like bees and butterflies, over to your garden with the pretty pink blooms of this flowering vine. You’ll also wish to get close to it because of its sweet smell.


15. Chocolate Vine

Although the dark color of its flowers attributes to its name, it’s spicy and chocolatey scent is more responsible for its etymology.

They’re fairly easy to grow, and are drought tolerant.


16. Hoya Bella

Growing the hoya can be a challenge, but the silky and dainty flowers are worth the effort. They make a good container plant. Do make sure to water them regularly, though.


17. Purple Queen’s Wreath Vine

It’s also called the sandpaper vine for its coarse leaves. But the flowers are a sharp contrast with their softness and delicacy.

Although the vine plant is a tropical plant, it’s also a perennial that may shed its leaves in winter, and grow back in spring.


18. Hops

Hops aren’t only for brewing beer, they have some health benefits too. Plus they look really good in trellises and arbors.

But do give them enough room to grow.


19. Grapevine

This is one climbing plant worthy of both your arbor and your palate. Growing it is fairly easy too.


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