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Actinidia – Kiwi Berry

Published: 02 May 2020, 17:34

September and October is the time when fruit of most of the varieties of Actinidia ripens. Actinidias are comparatively undemanding, easy to grow, disease and pest resistant, and well able to tolerate urban conditions. Though still little known...

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Akebia – Chocolate Vine

Published: 02 May 2020, 16:33

There are two species of Akebia in cultivation: five-leaf akebia (Akebia quinata) and three-leaf akebia (Akebia trifoliata). • Five-leaf Akebia (Akebia quinata) belongs to the family Lardizabalaceae and is native to Far East (China, Japan, Ko...

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Published: 02 May 2020, 16:27

The plants of the genus Ampelopsis are interesting climbers with attractive foliage and fruit. They used to be classified as Vitis but later on they were re-classified in its own genus Ampelopsis, in the grape family Vitaceae. There are 20 s...

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Aristolochia – Pipevine

Published: 02 May 2020, 16:21

I can highly recommend Aristolochia macrophylla (synonyms: Aristolochia durior, Aristolochia sipho) to all garden lovers seeking a climber to grow in partial or full shade. It belongs to the family Aristolochiaceae. Its imposing size has earned...

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Campsis Radicans – Trumpet Creeper

Published: 02 May 2020, 16:14

If you look for a robust, summer-flowering climber to plant in a sunny spot, trumpet creepercalled also cow itch vine or hummingbird vine is definitely worth your interest. Campsis is a woody vine of the the Bignoniaceae – Trumpet Creeper family. ...

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Celastrus Orbiculatus – Oriental Bittersweet

Published: 02 May 2020, 16:03

Oriental bittersweet is the most valuable climbing plant with ornamental fruit. It is generally hardy, undemanding and vigorous in habit, which makes it well worth of any gardener's interest. Celastrus is a member of the Celastraceae family. Ther...

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Dioscorea Batatus – Chinese Yam

Published: 02 May 2020, 15:57

Dioscorea batatus is called chinese yam, cinnamon vine, wild yam or chinese potato. It is native to the mountainous regions of Japan and China, where it was discovered by Decne in 1854. It has spread out throughout the world as cultivated plant. ...

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Euonymus Fortunei – Fortune’s Spindle

Published: 02 May 2020, 15:49

Fortune's spindle known also as winter creeper is an evergreen species native to China and Korea with long stems that can either spread along the ground or climb by means of adventitious rootlets. It belongs to the Celastraceae - bittersweet fami...

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Fallopia Aubertii – Silver Lace Vine

Published: 02 May 2020, 15:45

Silver lace vine called also russian vine is most rampant climber in cold climate. It belongs to the family Polygonaceae, attains the height of 10-15 m, and its twining stems can even grow 6 m or more in a year. Small white flowers, borne in grea...

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Hedera Helix – Common Ivy

Published: 02 May 2020, 15:44

Ivy is one of the most popular garden climbing plants, cultivated already in the ancient Greece and Rome, greatly valued for its attractive evergreen foliage. It belongs to the Araliaceae family, also known as the Aralia family. It is an evergree...

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Humulus Lupulus – Common Hop

Published: 02 May 2020, 15:42

Common Hop (Humulus lupulus) of the Cannabaceae family is most often associated with beer as its fruit (commonly known as "cone") is an indispensable ingredient for the production of this popular drink. However, it's less known as a valuable, l...

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Hydrangea – Hortensia

Published: 02 May 2020, 15:38

Climbing Hydrangea is native to Far East and is one of the most original and valuable climbing plants. It is closely related to Schizophragma hydrangeoides – Japanese Hydrangea, and they both belong to the Hydrangeaceae family. White flowers, p...

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Lonicera – Honeysuckle

Published: 02 May 2020, 15:34

A popular twining vine with ornamental tubular flowers that are sweet scented at some varieties, e.g. Perfoliate Honeysuckle, Woodbine, Japanese Honeysuckle, Goldflame Honeysuckle. The name Lonicera, commemorates Adam Lonitzer, 16th century Germa...

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Menispermum – Moonseed

Published: 02 May 2020, 15:10

Moonseed is a little known but very valuable and undemanding hardy climber with slender twining semi-woody stems. The name comes from the shape of the seed, which resembles a crescent moon. The plants of the genus attain the height of 3 - 5 m. ...

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Parthenocissus – Virginia Creeper

Published: 01 May 2020, 23:11

Parthenocissus is a genus of climbing plants from the Vitaceae family. Not so long time ago they didn’t comprise a separate genus and used to be classified as belonging to the genus Vitisor Ampelopsis. The plants of the Parthenocissus genus are v...

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