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.
A very vigorous Honeysuckle. Semi-evergreen with gorgeous tubular orange and scarlet flowers in summer and autumn.
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
Deciduous, woody-stemed, twining climber. With Mid-green leaves, bronze-tinted when young, have 3 oval leaflets, drooping racemes of 3-petalled, purple flowers appear in spring, followed by sausage-shaped, purplish fruits. Hardy
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 a lovely evergreen twining climber. It has grey green velvety leaves with white edging. The flowers are in dangling clusters of small white stars with pink centres. These bloom in early-mid summer. Needs a sheltered warm sunny wall or conservatory. Best in well drained soil. Related to the Hoya.
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.