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16.11.2023 - 11:07 / blog.fantasticgardeners.co.uk
Evergreen climbers can add beauty and value to your garden, providing vivid colours all year round and enhancing privacy. By taking up minimal soil space and thriving in shady areas, they help you get the most out of your garden area. Not only do they look good all year round, but they can also attract beneficial wildlife into your outdoor space
In this blog post, we’ll reveal the top shade-loving evergreen climbers that grace the UK’s gardens, discussing their growth habits, care requirements, and the stunning visual impact they bestow upon any landscape.
So, prepare to be captivated by the lush foliage, delicate blooms, and the living artistry these climbers bring to shaded corners, reminding us that beauty flourishes even in the shadows.
For those of you wondering what to plant in the shady areas of your gardens, we’ve created a collection of evergreen climbers that can easily thrive in low-light conditions. Perfect for walls, fences, pergolas, containers or even groundcovers these shade-loving climbers will surely make your outdoor area flourish once again.
Persian Ivy, also known as Hedera colchica, features large, glossy, leathery leaves that are typically heart-shaped. This ivy produces small clusters of greenish-yellow flowers and blackberries, but its primary ornamental feature is its lush, dense foliage. It’s used for ground cover, climbing walls, or as a trailing plant.
This climber prefers moist, but well-draining soil that is fertile and rich in humus. Some examples of such types of soil are loam and clay soils.
Persian Ivy can tolerate partial to full shade. While it can grow in deep shade, it also handles some dappled or filtered sunlight. Protect it from the intense midday sun, especially in hotter climates to
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