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"Climber in container"

Started by Pam - 3216 Monday, 19 November 2012
 I am looking for suggestions for a good vigorous climber to grow long term in a container. I want to place it on a north west facing wall - it would get afternoon sun. Any ideas forthcoming??? Pam
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 Jason - 2204 Saturday, 01 December 2012
 I had good success with Chinese star jasmine in a pot on a north west facing balcony. I trained it through the wrought iron balcony railing and it looked great. But it did have some protection from the late afternoon sun from the adjacent building. Give it as big a pot as you can. Jason

 Pam - 3216 Saturday, 01 December 2012
 Hi Jason, thanks for the suggestion. I hadn"t thought of the star jasmine although I have that plant in my garden. It is spectacular in flower and has good glossy foliage the rest of the year. Perfume too, one of my favorites actually. I thought it preferred shade but I think it might be worth a try in my courtyard. It will be in a large planter so plenty of room for the roots to spread out. Just had a perfect gardening day here in Geelong. Nice damp soil from recent rain and lovely gently sunshine but no extreme heat or wind. Cheers, Pam

 Keith - 2066 Monday, 25 March 2013
 Hi Pam - another suggestion is Wonga Wonga vine, very vigorous and can stand full afternoon sun, only draw back on a balcony is a bit of leaf drop. Keith

 Pam - 3216 Monday, 25 March 2013
 Hi Keith, thanks for that. I am still experimenting so will take that suggestion on board. It is a very attractive plant.

 Lynda - 3073 Monday, 01 May 2017
 I am looking for climbers too for pots, I have started off with a Bougainvillea,, not sure how it will go?

 Lesley - 2088 Monday, 17 February 2020
 I have a wisteria growing in a large pot on a west facing wall. It seems to be practically unkillable, doesnt even mind drying out occasionally and is covering the wall. Its a bit rampant, so make sure you have the space for it.

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