best climbing plants for gazebos

The Best Climbing Plants to Grow up a Gazebo …

A good quality gazebo can be a welcome addition to any garden. It can provide a focal point while giving you a place to enjoy a glass of wine on an evening. During the day, a gazebo is the perfect place for entertaining, it can protect from the harmful rays of the sun while providing adequate wind protection too.

We all covet the established gazebo that is adorned with an array of bright colourful blooms, clambering for attention as they spill, un-abandoned, over the roof. This scene can take years to accomplish, but if you choose the best plants you can enjoy a spectacle akin to this within the first twelve months.

Here are some of the best, fast growing climbers for growing up a gazebo.

Climbing Roses …

Climbing roses are ideal for planting at the side of a gazebo. They flower in their first year and can reach extraordinary heights. You can choose a colour palette that matches your tastes and you’ll be greeted with a rich, floral scent as soon as they start to bud. Be wary of thorns and make sure they twine around areas you won’t rest your back.

Clematis …

There are hundreds of different types of Clematis and each one is as vibrant as the next. These will grow tall in a single season and shower your gazebo with pretty, fragrant flowers with the most intoxicating scent.

Passion Flower …

The detail in the passionflower is a sight to behold, as they are so intricate yet so bold. You can create a spectrum of colours within just 12 months, by choosing this climber to adorn your new gazebo.

Winter Jasmine …

Winter Jasmine keeps it’s green colour all through the frost yet rewards you with white small, delicate flowers in the spring. It can ensure there’s always interest no matter what time of the year and is a great choice for gazebo flowering.

Virginia Creeper …

The Virginia Creeper loves to climb walls and can turn any home into a picture postcard. It’s actually great for gazebos as it adds foliage amongst the flowers. In the autumn the leave turn a vibrant, fiery red, before it sleeps for the winter, only to wake with a passion in the spring.

Wisteria …

Wisteria isn’t exactly fast growing, and it can take up to five years to bloom but it is well worth it. If you own your home or plan on staying for a long time, it’s well worth planting wisteria as you plant the other faster growing climbers. Once established you’ll be rewarded with a waterfall of colour twice a year.

Is there a climber we’ve not mentioned that you grow up your gazebo? Please do let us know.