East-facing walls and fences receive cool, morning sun and afternoon shade, so the plants grown in these spots need to be suited to partial shade.
Plants that need shelter from strong sunlight will thrive here. You can also use the evening shade provided to your advantage – it will enhance plants with white flowers or creamy, variegated foliage.
As well as climbers, there are plenty of other plants to grow along east-facing boundaries, too, including hostas, hardy geraniums and astilbes. For more ideas, check out some of the best plants for an east-facing border.
Find out more about our recommended climbers for an east-facing wall, below.