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The front of your home should be warm and welcoming with some seasonal variation and interest.
The beneficial effect of plants and greenery around our homes is very well documented! Climbing plants in particular help to soften buildings and stimulate the senses.
The combination of colour, texture, movement and scent can dramatically enhance our experience of a space. Climbing plants around buildings can; insulate in winter, cool in summer, reduce air pollution and attract wildlife.
Plants can even bring extra value to our homes! The most expensive real estate in urban areas is adjacent to views of nature or green spaces.
Consequently, climbers allow us to bring real value and interest to the built environment.
Here I will list and summarise 10 of the best climbing plants for the front of our homes.
Very well known for its exotic looking flowers and foliage this climber can make a real statement to front gardens.
Passionflower although vigorous has delicate stems and will not overpower supporting structures. Originally from the sub-tropical parts of the Americas it does like a warm and sunny aspect.
In late summer its interesting flowers form small, fruits which are both decorative and edible.
Originating from East Asia, Wisteria is a deciduous, climbing plant famous for its hanging flowers. The clusters of pea like flowers display shades of light purple in early summer.
Wisteria is often planted in front gardens as they can provide decoration and visually soften the home.
This climber can grow into very robust and large specimens which will require pruning. These vines also have attractive autumn colour.
3. Boston ivy
With Acer shaped leaves Boston Ivy is an extremely attractive vine for the front of the home. Even though this climber is fast growing it has relatively delicate stalks and stems.
Also well known by its Latin name (Pathenosis tricuspitada) this hardy vine originates from the Far East. This climber is most sought after for its spectacular autumn colour!
In autumn its green foliage turns bright red illuminating buildings and structures.
4. Star jasmine
The star Jasmine is one of the most attractive climbing vines which has typical Jasmine like flowers. The Star jasmines blooms give off a very sweet scent which lingers around during late summer.
This makes it perfect for front gardens and small courtyard spaces. Even better, this climber has evergreen foliage which turns tints of red during the winter months.
Clematis is a group of climbing plants which are extremely popular with gardeners for their radiant flowers.
These vines have very thin stalks and stems making them a popular choice for structures and garden walls. In front gardens clematis can help to soften vertical structures and boundaries.
One of the favourite varieties, ‘Clematis Jackmanni’ likes a sunny position and moist but well drained soil.
6. Climbing hydrangea
Originally from Asia the climbing hydrangea is a climbing shrub which is loved for its clusters of white flowers.
This climber can provide busy, dark, green, foliage which is perfect for growing under bay windows and along boundaries.
Being deciduous this climber is much loved for its seasonal change. During autumn its green leaves turn into amazing tones of bright yellow.
7. Climbing rose
Climbing roses are a fantastic way to add masses of flowers and scent to front gardens.
These vigorous roses are perfect for climbing up over structures and between windows of the home.
The great thing about climbing roses is they have a very long flowering season. During the autumn they will lose their leaves drawing attention to their bright red rosehips.
Native to Eurasia and North America this climber is an extremely widespread woodland climber.
Originating from woodlands the Honeysuckle is very shade tolerant and generally not fussy. This climber is much loved for its extravagant flowers which also have a sweet scent.
This climber is not too vigorous making it a perfect display climber for the front of the home.
9. Armand clematis
Also well known by its Latin name ‘Clematis Armandii’, The Armand clematis is a climber with large white flowers. This plant flowers in March when not much else from the garden is in bloom.
The flowers are very prolific and have a very pleasant scent. A huge advantage of growing Armand clematis is it is evergreen.
This means it will always have something great to offer to the front of the home.
10. Potato vine
The potato vine is an unusual looking climbing plant native to Brazil. Both its Latin name ‘Solanum jasminoides’ and common name give clues to its characteristics.
Apart of the deadly nightshade family it is closely related to the Potato with a jasmine like flower.
This climbing plant has attractive white blooms and delicate evergreen foliage making it look amazing all year.
Thank you so much for visiting our article on the 10 best climbers for the front of the home.
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