As well as providing a background for plants in the borders, these climbers bring us fragrance too.
Dregea sinensis. Deciduous climber from China with umbels of highly scented white flowers through summer.
Jasmine. A strong, hardy, deciduous climber producing clusters of sweetly-scented white flowers during summer and winter.
A semi-evergreen climber. Attractive dark green leaves above blue-green beneath, purple tinged in winter. Spicely fragrant racemes of chocolate-purple flowers, followed by fruit.
A beautiful mauve form of 'chocolate vine'. A really special semi-evergreen climber. It is fast growing & looks great growing through a tree or trained up a south facing wall. Vanilla scented cup shaped lilac flowers appear in late spring which turn mauve with age, these then turn into curious purple sausage shaped fruits
This hardy semi-evergreen climber will rapidly grow through trellis or up trees to give a magnificent sight of cream flowers with maroon centres in spring. These are vanilla scented, more so than A.quinata. These may then be followed by large purple sausage like edible fruits! Happy in most soils & aspects
Climber with wavy, lance-shaped leaves, felted beneath. Bell-shaped, fragrant, white or pale pink flowers. Flowers for most of the summer semi-evergreen. Min temp -5C. Sheltered Site.
This is truly magnificent! The flower racemes, in early summer, have more than 150 flowers on each one! These are lavender blue and sweetly scented. This upright branching form is best grown in moist well drained soil in full sun/part shade.
Japanese Wisteria. Beautiful, deciduous climber with lush green foliage and long, trailing racemes of scented white flowers in early summer. A popular plant for training along wires or up trellis against a sunny house wall or fence
Japanese Wisteria. A twining climber with pendent clusters of fragrant, Double lilac-purple flowers in early summer. Height 9m. Flower colour Lilac, Purple. Flowers from June to July. Deciduous.
Japanese Wisteria. A twining climber with pendent clusters of fragrant, lilac-blue pea-like flowers in early summer. Racemes can reach up to a metre in length. Flowers from June to July. 3ltd deep pot
A twining evergreen climber with glossy dark green leaves that turn bronze-red in winter. Pure white fragrant flowres are produced from mid-late summer. Frost hardy. 3ltr
A compact variety from America which is well suited for the UK garden. Will flower after its first year unlike most varieties which take up to five years to flower. Eventual height of 5m, spread of 3m, although with regular pruning it can be maintained at half its size and still yield masses of flowers. Small enough for a large container. 3ltr pot