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Climbing plants for supports

Climbing plants that need support at LUBERA

Some climbing plants do not have any adhesive organs, so they cannot climb themselves and need a climbing aid that they can wrap around and use for support.

   
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Akebia quinata - Chocolate vine

Five leaf akebia: the fruits have many minerals

From £19.40 *

American wisteria 'Amethyst Falls'®

Wisteria frutescens 'Amethyst Falls'® a compact, rich-blooming, fragrant wisteria

£21.90 *

American Wisteria 'Longwood Purple'

Wisteria frutescens 'Longwood Purple' - with dense flowers clusters in purple-blue

£25.40 *

American Wisteria 'Nivea'

Wisteria frutescens 'Nivea' - with compact, white, fragrant flower clusters

£25.40 *

Amur Grape

Vitis amurensis, a vigorous vine with large foliage and terrific autumn colouration

£14.40 *

Blue Passion Flower

Passiflora caerulea: breathtaking flowers from the tropics that are tolerant to cold

£20.40 *

Chinese Moonseed

Sinomenium acutum, fast growth and beautiful foliage characterise this Chinese moonseed

£14.40 *

Chinese Trumpet Creeper

Campsis grandiflora, a wild form of the trumpet creeper from China with large orange...

£16.40 *

Chinese Wisteria

Wisteria sinensis, a strong growing wisteria with fragrant, lilac-blue flower clusters

£25.40 *

Chinese Wisteria 'Alba'

Wisteria sinensis 'Alba', a strong growing wisteria with fragrant, pure white flower...

£25.40 *

Chinese Wisteria 'Caroline'

Wisteria sinensis 'Caroline', a strong growing wisteria with fragrant, intense...

£25.40 *

Chinese Wisteria 'Prolific'

Wisteria sinensis 'Prolific', a Dutch wisteria breeding with luxuriant flowering in...

£25.40 *

   
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More information about climbing plants that need support

 

Some climbing plants, therefore, have the disadvantage that they require support, a climbing aid; but they also have the advantage that they do not climb in direct contact with a wall, and therefore cannot damage it. Climbing scaffolds are needed for climbing plants such as honeysuckle or hops. These must be fastened and therefore need climbing aids such as a trellis, a climbing screen, tensioning ropes, a pergola or a hollow scaffold. Climbing plants are often used for a gentle, green facade design due to their climbing form.

 

 

 

Large selection of climbing plants that need support - versatile application possibilities

 

With climbing plants that need support on trellis and climbing frames, you can also divide your garden into different garden areas. With table grapes or kiwi on a pergola, you can create an intimate seating area. Planted with knotweed or Wisteria, nothing will be seen of the most unattractive construction. Your special garden area, your pergola, your garden gate or your plant arch will turn fiery red and yellow in autumn. Climbing fruit plants such as grape kiwi or Schisandra bring you additional sweet, aromatic and healthy fruit. Here in the Lubera® Garden Shop, you will find many beautiful climbing plants that need support for your trellis, pergola or climbing pyramid. 

 

Climbing plants for rose arches

 

A rose arch as a gate to your garden or a garden area can not only be planted with climbing roses in a classic way but also Wisteria or clematis are excellent for growing arches and arcades wonderfully and really quickly. By the way, the advantage of an ivy arch is also obvious: the plant is evergreen and very easy to care for. All you need is a strong arch made of metal or wood. Besides the flair of romantic enchantment, ivy also offers many insects and birds a year-round home. However, ivy usually needs a certain amount of time (2 - 3 years) until it has established itself sufficiently and then it takes off, then it is almost unstoppable. Since ivy initially grows more in width, creeping towards the ground, the first shoots should be directed to the climbing frame so that this ground-covering and climbing plant can conquer the vertical direction.

 

Do the self-climbing climbing plants also work on the trellis frame?

 

In principle, self-climbing plants can also be grown on a climbing scaffold. However, it should be noted that they cannot make optimum use of their adhesive organs, the adhesive discs and the adhesive roots, sometimes even not at all, because the adhesive surface of a filigree rose arch is simply too small for the adhesive discs or roots to find a target. Wild vine grows perfectly on a wall, but it does not find a hold on the trellis and since it has no other holding mechanism (i.e. it does not wind), it must be constantly tied up by the gardener. 

 

What types of self-climbing plants are there?

 

The self-climbing plants can be found in the Lubera® Shop in another separate category. They cling to walls with their adhesive organs, either adhesive discs or adhesive roots. The climbing plants that need support can be roughly divided into three groups, each of which refers to a different climbing mechanism: the right and left winding plants hold on to each other by the movement of the wind. In this case, you may have to make some binding interventions in order to prevent the plant from collapsing under its own weight. In addition, there are the spread climbers such as the climbing roses and also the winter jasmine, which can hold on to the climbing frame due to their physical stability, leaves and side shoots, but is still grateful from time to time for additional fastening and stabilisation. Finally, there are the gardener-supported climbing plants, which are completely dependent on tying up, including, as already mentioned, self-climbing climbing plants such as wild vine, which do not find sufficient support on too fine climbing frames.

 

The direction of rotation of the climbing plants that need support: left and right winders

 

Is it true that the same wind plants on the other side of the equator turn in the opposite direction? Does this have anything to do with the rotation of the Earth?

The answer, of course, is no. The climbing plants are not the air and water vortices and have nothing to do with the so-called Coriolis force. The direction of rotation in climbing plants is genetically fixed. A plant does not consist of moving, free-flowing particles, but is a solid body.

And you, as a hobby gardener, must already know which climbers are left-winders and which are right-winders. The thing with the wrong direction has probably already happened to you, right? Did you want to wind your hop plants left-handed? And did the hops refuse cross-faced?

Counterclockwise around a climbing frame are left-winding climbers such as grape kiwis (Actinidia), Akebia, Aristolochia, Ipomoea purpurea, Wisteria sinensis and Sinomenium acutum.

Clockwise around tendril support are the right-hand winding climbing plants such as hops (Humulus) or honeysuckle (Lonicera)

In our European gardening everyday life, the left-winders clearly dominate. The tendrils of vines have no precise screw-sense. Also, the knotweed renounces a garden-political determination right or left.

 

The most important cultivation tips for planting climbing plants on climbing frames

 

We have compiled the most important tips for growing climbing plants that need support (on climbing frames):

  • Patience: climbing plants that need support on climbing frames should sooner or later achieve a great growth performance, for this, they first have to establish themselves well and gain a foothold. It can take 2 - 3 years before a climbing plant really gets going.
  • Watering and fertilising: in many cases, the locations of climbing plants are protected and covered, and the canopy prevents rain from reaching the foot of the climbing plants. In the first few years, when the plant is getting established, you have to provide additional watering to help it establish itself. The right amount is very important: too much water and also too much fertiliser lead to luxury consumption (the roots do not grow and spread further); too little water and fertiliser lead to plant stress, which restricts the plant above and below ground for too long and too much.
  • Distance from the wall, from the climbing frame: especially if the irrigation situation is better a little further away from a wall, it is worthwhile to plant climbing plants a little more distant from the climbing frame, so that they can establish themselves better thanks to the water from the sky.
  • Location: note the location preferences of the selected climbing plants. Quite a few climbing plants such as all clematis are originally forest plants and their climbing abilities have developed them to reach for the light. Such plants prefer a cool foot and also tend to grow better in partial shade than in the full sun. Conversely, all Mediterranean climbing plants with a more southern origin tend to prefer full sun locations. This group includes kiwi, vines, climbing trumpet flowers (Campsis) and also Wisteria.
  • Note the climbing abilities: as we have shown above, climbing plants have different climbing abilities. In principle, however, it is a good hypothesis to assume that climbing plants that need support require some additional hand-tying by the gardener, in addition to their natural climbing abilities as right-winders, left-winders or spreaders. This is especially true for self-climbers that are grown on climbing scaffolds; with their adhesive disks and roots, they often have too little grip on the scaffolding!

 

Forming on the figure scaffolding, on the hollow scaffolding

 

There are three techniques for growing climbing plants on a figure frame: weaving, wrapping and tying. With weaving, the tendrils are alternately wrapped around the wires of the hollow framework on the outside and inside, thus creating a closed surface. When winding, the tendrils of the vine plants are wound around each individual wire. When tying, the tendrils are attached to the framework with yarn or with practical plant clips. When the shaped figure is readily greened, you should restrict the growth of the plant by removing all excess shoots.

 

A nice fence between you and your neighbour

 

The border to the neighbour can be marked very space-savingly by a fence animated with climbing plants. Here at Lubera, you will find numerous evergreen climbing plants for fences. A hedge of shrubs becomes wider from year to year and the smile of the neighbour becomes narrower and narrower. A boundary and visual protection with trees need a lot of space and the garden, especially, of course, the garden of the neighbour gets a lot of shade. In our Lubera ®Gardenshop, you will find a selection of 185 neighbour-friendly climbing plants. The choice is really huge - and you avoid unnecessary stress with plants that border your neighbour as they continue to grow. So what is better than climbing plants as a privacy screen?

 

Are climbing plants hardy?

 

Most of the climbing plants you find here in the Lubera® Garden Shop are winter hardy, meaning that they can stay outside all year round. This is an important condition for the climbing plants that are able to be planted out. You will also find climbing plants for balconies in our assortment, such as the beautiful clematis variety 'Oh la la' TM. Clematis, in particular, can be used for many years as flowering climbers since they are completely hardy.

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