Magnificent, fragrant honeysuckle with an informal grow habit. Lonicera periclymenum ‘Belgica‘ bears striking, red-white flowers in early summer, maturing into yellow. Butterflies and moths love flowers ‘Belgica’.
Expect a height of 6-7m and a spread of 1-1,5m.
Solanum laxum ‘Album’
2. Solanum laxum ‘Album’ ( Potato vine )
Solanum laxum ‘Album‘ is valuable for its long flowering season. It produces attractive clusters of small, white star-shaped flowers with a yellow centre, from summer into autumn. This fast-growing climber has glossy, dark green foliage. In a mild winter, it may retain its leaves.
It grows to 4-6m high with a spread of 2m.
3. Passiflora caerulea (Blue passion)
Also known as the blue passion flower, this climber produces an abundance of exotic-looking flowers from July to September and glossy, dark green leaves. In colder areas, it may lose all of its leaves in winter. Passiflora caerulea provides shelter for insects and birds.
Attains a height of 8-10m and a spread of 3m.
4. Trachelospermum jasminoides (Star jasmine)
Trachelospermum jasminoides has a lot to offer. This woody evergreen climber has lovely, shiny, dark green leaves. The foliage often turns deep red in winter. Striking, heavenly scented, pure white flowers will appear throughout summer.
Trachelospermum jasminioides will reach a height of 4-6m and a spread of 3m.
5. Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)
Wisteria sinensis is a fantastic, woody climber for adding colour to a garden in early summer. It produces fragrant pea-like, usually bluish-lilac flowers, followed by green seed-pods. The flowers appear before the dark green pinnate leaves open.
This wisteria is well suited for training over a strong pergola or a sunny wall.