The Best Flowering Plant That Will Climb Up an Arbor


Gardeners look for the best flowering plant when planning to place an arbor in their garden or landscape. Many climbing plants will grow up this type of structure; to find the best one, the gardener must consider several things.

Climbing Style

  • Vines and plants that use roots or tendrils to cling to the surface they climb can be hard to remove once attached, and they can cause damage to the surface. Twining vines grow by twisting around the surface they grow up. Grown up poles and lattice, these twining vines grow well on arbors.

Plants for Sunny Locations

  • For arbors placed in sunny locations, the flowering vine should be suitable for full or partial sun exposure. The deciduous Japanese wisteria grows quickly to 30 feet tall by twining around the structure. The slower growing porcelain vine grows by twisting and can reach 20 feet tall.

Plants for Shady Locations

  • For areas with partial shade, the bleeding heart vine grows well. It blooms red and white flowers from spring to fall. The evergreen yellow star jasmine grows well in shade and can reach 12 feet tall.

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