+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Need a blooming climber

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Tex .. near Dallas
    Posts
    280

    Need a blooming climber

    Have a trellis that had a climbing rose on it until the neighbor's trees blocked the sun (hired a family of woodpeckers to take care of them but no results yet ). Moved the climbing rose and now need something that blooms .. looks good .. is a climber and requires little sun. Any help appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Jim

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Central Indiana Zone 5a
    Posts
    4,917
    Blog Entries
    8
    Jim,

    If the shade isn't too deep, you might try Clematis there. Some cultivars will bloom in a semi-shady location. Especially in Texas. Also look into some of the hybrid Honeysuckles, might be one of them that would work.

    Rebecca
    Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.
    - R. Buckminster Fuller

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Zone 9a - Gulf Coast
    Posts
    9,934
    I agree with the Clematis, and Rebecca is right. What kind of tree is blocking the sun? Does it block the sun all day? Does the trellis get any sunlight?

    I'm sure there are others, and I will have to think about it some more.
    Ann B.
    Zone 9a
    Gulf Coast


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Tex .. near Dallas
    Posts
    280

    need a climber

    Never gets full sun .. dappled at best ... deep shade in the afternoon.

    Trees are not keepers normally .. but not my trees. LOL!

    Jim

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Zone 9a - Gulf Coast
    Posts
    9,934
    Clematis would work, but if they are small, it could take several years.

    If it is filtered sun with only afternoon shade, some of the more hardy Passiflora like Incarnata. I'll think on it some more, and hopefully others will make suggestions.
    Ann B.
    Zone 9a
    Gulf Coast


+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts