Posted: 19/03/2016 at 18:49
How about Euonymous? It will grow up against a fence or wall if planted at the foot.
I have several panels along the back of my garden - north west facing. I have ivy on some of it, but I have a very narrow raised border against the fence which I've planted with all sorts of other things including taller evergreens - Lonicera nitida, Euonymous and Osmanthus, low growing evergreens - Gaultheria procumbens, Heucheras, Carexes and Pachysandra, plus perennials - Astilbes and Japanese Anemones. There are bulbs for spring too. It means I have colour all year round.