Star Jasmin
Star jasmine is the best choice for shady fences (Trachelospermum jasminoides). Other shade lovers are climbing hydrangea (Hydrangea petiolaris), creeping fig and ivy. When planting a climber, consider how much sun or shade they will receive. Sun-loving climbers in shady spots will bolt to the top and leave the fence bare.

Passionfruit vines are an ideal climber that do double duty as an edible plant in your garden. They do best in warm areas. For other alternatives, you could go retro with a choko vine. Seasonal vegies that work well to cover a wall include climbing spinach, peas and snow peas, beans and cucumbers.

Mandevillas such as the Aloha series of pink and red beauties, thrive in large pots, bearing masses of trumpet blooms most of the year. Stephanotis and star jasmine, pictured, also grow happily in containers.

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(Wisteria spp.) is a fiery deciduous climber. It is important for the Fabaceae family and is local to Japan, China and the USA relying upon the species. There are various species and assortments of wisteria which impacts the blossom size, tones and time it blossoms; shading, look and surface of the foliage just as the size and development propensity for the plant itself. Wisteria sinenses and Wisteria floribunda are the most well-known species found in Australia. During Spring blossoms structure on thick racemes of pink, white, violet or lilac will arise everywhere on the plant. The blossoms will at that point offer path to the new foliage that will grow. The leaves are pinnate and light green to splendid lime green in shading relying upon the assortment. The blossoms will transform into the plants interesting seed units. At the point when you first plant your wisteria here and there it will go a long time without blooming. Try not to stress as some need time to build up prior to blossoming. They lean toward their tops in the sun yet their underlying foundations in a cool soggy position. They will require a solid help to develop on, so they are ideal for becoming over a pergola or curve, on dividers or wall or along a verandah. A few assortments come in bantam measure and can be planted in pots.

Bower of Beauty - Pandorea Jasminoides

andorea jasminoides, variously known as Bower of Beauty, Bower Vine or Bower Climber. This member of the Bignoniaceae family is a very vigorous woody climber.

Glossy dark green leaves are mostly opposite or in whorls of three and 12 to 20 cm long. Each leaf consists of 4 to 7 leaflets with lanceolate to ovate leaves.

Flowers are white or pale pink, trumpet shaped and up to six centimetres long. Blooms are carried in clusters from spring to summer. The vines are covered with flowers during the flowering season. Boat shaped pods follow the flowers and contain numerous winged seeds.


vibrant colours to bring a tropical look to your garden, then you can’t go past bougainvillea. With just a little care it will bring colour to your garden for months of the year.

Bougainvillea is an evergreen climber that’s covered in colour in the warmer months. The most common varieties are shades of red, orange, pink and purple, but white and even golden forms are available. The true flower of a bougainvillea is a very small cream trumpet. The plant derives its showiness from coloured leaves that surround this insignificant flower. 

As well as a stunning array of colours, there are also forms with variegated foliage—with the leaves coloured green and cream—giving interest even when not in flower.

Once known only as a very large climber, there are now many forms of bougainvillea, including dwarfs, so you can pick one to suit any spot.