Climber for a north facing wall.

(17 Posts)
hollyisalovelyname Sat 25-Jan-14 20:39:39

Just that please.

EauRouge Sat 25-Jan-14 20:46:30

I've got a climbing hydrangea doing well on my north facing wall.

Rhubarbgarden Sun 26-Jan-14 17:55:45

Winter jasmine

hollyisalovelyname Mon 27-Jan-14 00:03:15

Thank you

digerd Mon 27-Jan-14 11:38:08

There is an old climbing rose that is supposed to bloom well on a north wall called Madame Alfred Carriere. It is a fast and rampant grower whereas the Climbing Hydranga is slow growing and compact.

hollyisalovelyname Mon 27-Jan-14 15:42:29

Thanks Digerd. I love roses. What colour is it please

digerd Mon 27-Jan-14 19:12:01

Pale pink noisette shape. Has a perfume too and is a prolific bloomer smile

WynkenBlynkenandNod Mon 27-Jan-14 19:14:53

I have Mme Alfred Carriere which will be on it's 3rd year this year and hopefully flower. It has grown loads last year so fingers crossed. I understand it is a whitey pink. Some of the clematis family will do ok too u think. Last week I've stuck a Clematis Jackmanii by the Mme Carriere as I flu d it half price and it felt rude not to.

ErrolTheDragon Mon 27-Jan-14 19:16:26

We've got some clematis on a more-or-less north facing fence - some colours are better out of full sun as it can bleach them. In addition to the big summer ones (which you might be able to grow through one of the other suggestions) we've got some rampant C. Montana for spring.

ErrolTheDragon Mon 27-Jan-14 19:17:17

serendipitous x-post with Wynken!

Dollydowser Mon 27-Jan-14 19:17:28

I was going to say climbing hydrangea too.

digerd Mon 27-Jan-14 19:29:04

That rose grows very thick strong branches so probably can cope with a not too rampant clematis, so no montana clematis or the evergreen Armandii which has large thick leaves. My Gladstone - large lilac/mauve flowers- has coped brilliatly planted with my yellow leaved , rampant growing climbing Jasmine.

hollyisalovelyname Mon 03-Feb-14 07:25:42

Thank you

HerGraciousMajTheBeardedPotato Mon 03-Feb-14 07:35:06

I like the sound of the Madame Alfred Carriere rose. What does it need in terms of maintenance?

I have a climbing hydrangea and a jsminium nudiflorum (is that winter-flowering jasmine?) against a NW wall, in rain shadow, and they are both growing very slowly. The jasmine flowers rampantly and spreads sideways instead of upwards. How do I encourage it upwards?

The hydrangea is about 4y old and has not flowered yet. But last year, just as I decided to move it, it started climbing - perhaps it took a long time to establish itself because of the rain shadow?

nonicknameseemsavailable Mon 03-Feb-14 14:14:37

we have a winter jasmine which is doing ok, not growing particularly fast but it does get lots of flowers and a climbing hydrangea which seems very happy. We do have a honeysuckle there which has never flowered presumably due to lack of sun but it does provide nice greenery and grows a LOT. We have a wall which isn't north facing but which really doesn't get sun (perhaps a tiny bit a day) and I have a climbing ceanothus on that, a winter jasmine and some rambling roses, all of which seem to be doing very well and flower.

I would probably say from my experience that winter jasmine or climbing hydrangea would be best.

Kernowgal Wed 05-Feb-14 18:33:49

Pileostegia viburnoides? Excellent for insects. Also Schizophragma hydrangeoides, which has beautiful pale creamy pink bracts.

hollyisalovelyname Thu 24-Jul-14 18:08:23

Thank you

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