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23/02/2013 at 16:50

I wonder if someone could give me advice about suitable climbers for an east-facing wall. It faces the side of the house (about 7ft away),so gets very little direct sunshine. The wall is about 10ft high, and the available space is roughly 6ft wide.

I look forward to receiving some suggestions!

23/02/2013 at 17:46

Many clematis will grow fine in shade.  Scroll down this RHS page to "cultivar selection":

A selection specifically for full shade being sold here:



24/02/2013 at 11:37

Thank you, Bob The Gardener. I didn't realise there was such a wide choice of clematis plants which would be happy in full shade. I look forward to browsing the list!

24/02/2013 at 17:52
You could take a look at akebia quinata too (chocolate vine), goes to 10m and fine in any light conditions. Think it's scented too but I've not had mine long enough for flowers yet!
25/02/2013 at 12:18

Thanks for your suggestion, Green Dahlia. I'll have a look at akebia quinata, but I think it might involve too much work, confining it to a height of 10ft !

25/02/2013 at 14:33
Ah, thought I read 10m! Mines on a 6 ft fence and I don't have any problems with it.

25/02/2013 at 21:06

Thanks, green dahlia, I may be able to consider it after all !

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