Twining climbers for shade

Many plants climb with the help of twining stems, leaf stalks or tendrils. Some will need help to attach to supports while others may not need tying in and will climb unaided. Use supports such as trellis or horizontal wires or tie stems in to cover a shady pergola, wooden or metal frame.

The following twining climbers are some of the best for a shady wall.  

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