Best Evergreen Climbing Plants

Getting valuable evergreen climbing plants can be a challenge especially for new gardeners. The majority of the people just copy what they have seen in other gardens and end up using roses and clematis which can only go so far.

Gardeners who are willing to experiment have a wide selection of beautiful vines to incorporate in their gardens. The vines and climbers can be successfully trained to climb around fences, doors, and trees as well as make gorgeous hang pot plants.

When choosing a valuable evergreen climbing plant, you can consider Trumpet Vine (Campsis Radicans), Cathedral Bells, Cup and Saucer Vine (Cobaea Scandens), Climbing Hydrangea (Hydrangea petiolaris), Morning Glory (Ipomoea tricolor), Kiwi Vine (Actinidia kolomikta), Chocolate Vine (Akebia quinate), Climbing Snapdragon (Asarina), Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata), Black-Eyed Susan Vine (Thunbergia alata), Canary Creeper, Bird Vine, (Tropaeolum peregrinum).    

Trumpet Vine (Campsis Radicans)

The Trumpet Vine is a native American plant. When grown in ideal conditions the plant can grow up to 40′ making it a fantastic choice for the climbing garden plant. It can also thrive in both the freezing Winters as well as the hot summers. The plant would be ideal for northern gardeners.

It’s important to note that the plant requires sturdy support because it’s a woody vine. One of the ways of making sure that the vine keeps producing flowers is to maintain it properly during Winter.

The evergreen climbing plant is a perennial vine which makes it a great addition to any garden. The vine produces beautiful flowers in orange, yellow, and red. It’s important to note that the vine can grow for several years without blooming, so don’t be disheartened if you do not get any flowers right away. The wait is well worth it because the blooms attract both hummingbirds and butterflies. The Trumpet does well in U.S. Zones 5 – 9.

Cathedral Bells,(Cobaea Scandens)

The Cobaea Scandens can grow up to 30 inches tall. The vine produces blue and lavender trumpet flowers with a sweet scent.

When planting the vine, it’s advisable to start the seeds early. The vine takes long to bloom and may even fail to bloom when established late in the season. The seeds should also be placed on their sides, it makes them less susceptible to rot.

Climbing Hydrangea (Hydrangea petiolaris)

The Climbing Hydrangea is a great consideration when choosing the best climbing garden plants. Although the climber is a slow starter, it produces beautiful white lacy flowers that are unbeatable in June.

The climbing planting requires strong support because it attaches with aerial roots. Some people also allow the flower heads to dry on the vine to create a bit of winter interest. Although the vine may require some maintenance, it’s totally worth the time investment. The vine does well in 10 – 80′ or U.S. Zones 4 – 7, to 9. The vine also thrives when established in a location with afternoon shade.

Morning Glory (Ipomoea tricolor)

The Morning Glory is an annual vine that self-seeds readily. This easy to grow vine is well now by most people. The vine does well in almost any part for the garden because it can and will grow and twine around anything.

The vine produces flowers that close in the afternoon heat. The Morning Glory is a delicate vine and a great enhancement to any garden. The vine is also available in a variety of colors, giving gardeners a wide range. The annual vine does well in 10 -12′.

Kiwi Vine (Actinidia kolomikta)

The vine produces heart-shaped leaves and also has a strong scent. The plant’s new vegetation has a distinct purple hue. As they mature the leaves become variegated with a beautiful touch of pink.

The climbing plant also produces small flowers. The female plants also produce grape-like berries. The male plants don’t produce berries but have more variegated leaves.  The vine does well in 12 – 30′ or US. Zones 4 – 8.

Chocolate Vine (Akebia quinate)

The vine is also known as the Five Leaf Akebia. It is a fast-growing plant. The Chocolate Vine produces oblong leaves which are usually grouped in bunches of five.

The plant also produces flowers that hang like pendants from the vine’s branches. This climber is available in two colors, either white or a brownish-purple. This plant will definitely add a touch of flavor in your garden, with its spicy scent. It does well in 30-40′ or U.S. Zones 5 – 8.

Climbing Snapdragon (Asarina)

The climbing Snapdragon looks very similar to the well-known snapdragon flower. The vine is versatile and can be grown as both an indoor or outdoor vine.

It produces different colored blooms that can either be red, lavender, pink, and blue with beautiful white chins. A gorgeous flowering-twining climber, the plant can be cut back once the blooms wilt and drop off.

 The Climbing Snapdragon is one of the best climbing evergreen plants that can be fantastic especially when allowed to spill over walls or over the edges of a planter. The vine does well in 6 – 8′ it is a hardy annual.

Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)

The passionflower is also known as Maypop. It is only one of the 400 varieties of passionflower. The vine is generally considered a tropical plant. The maypop is a species that comes from the Southeast U.S. and can comfortably tolerate some freezing temperatures.

The vine produces purple and white exotic flowers. The climbing plant adds a tropical touch to any garden. It produces large serrated leaves, a woody vine, and tendrils that are useful because they help the vine cling to different structures.

For best results, provide the evergreen climbing plant with shelter during harsh Winters. Take the vine indoors for the Winter and bring it back outside for the next year. The vine does well in 15′- 20′ or Zones 7 and higher.

Black-Eyed Susan Vine (Thunbergia alata)

The Black-eyed Susan vine is a short annual vine. The vine does well when grown in containers that are kept off the ground. The vine produces flowers that mimic black-eyed Susan’s. The blooms are one and a half-inch flowers often having a dark center.

While the containers are a wonderful way to display the vine, planting them directly on the ground will really help the vine take off. The vine does well in 6′.

Canary Creeper,(Tropaeolum peregrinum)

The Canary Creeper is also known as Bird Vine. The vine produces blooms starting in July and can continue to bloom all through to October. This awesome vine adds a great late addition to any garden.

A member of the nasturtium family the beautiful yellow flowers really do look like feathery birds. The flowers are about one inch, and also provide a nice contrast from the divided and palm-shaped leaves.

The plant is a quick grower. Although the vine is not much of a climber, it does look terrific falling over short walls or growing on flowerbeds. It does well in 8 – 12′ or U.S. Zones 9 – 10.

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