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Climbers

Vines or climbers create terrific focal points with their decorative flowers, foliage or berries!

Often grown over arbors, arches or pergolas, vines or climbers create terrific focal points with their decorative flowers, foliage or berries. Adding height to the landscape, they bring interest to dull walls or fences and contribute to magnificent backdrops for your beds and borders. Highly versatile, climbers may be used to provide shade to a sunny patio, soften the lines of the landscape or hide any undesirable garden feature. Climbers may be grown over other plants to provide additional attraction. In doing so, make sure that you synchronize their flowering times and match their pruning requirements.

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Actinidia arguta 'Issai' (Hardy Kiwi Vine)

Grown for its attractive foliage and edible fruit, Actinidia arguta 'Issai' (Hardy Kiwi Vine) is a compact, deciduous climber that produces grape-sized, smooth-skinned, green fruits in late summer to early fall. While they are smaller than grocery store varieties, they are slightly sweeter and enjoy an excellent flavor.

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Actinidia deliciosa (Kiwifruit)

Actinidia deliciosa (Kiwifruit) is a vigorous, deciduous, woody-stemmed, twining climber with broadly ovate, heart-shaped, lustrous mid-green leaves, 5-8 in. long (12-20 cm). Slightly fragrant clusters of cup-shaped, creamy-white flowers are borne in late spring.

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Actinidia kolomikta (Variegated Kiwi Vine)

Prized for its flamboyant foliage, Actinidia kolomikta (Variegated Kiwi Vine) is a large vigorous deciduous climber producing a striking foliage mass of heart-shaped leaves, 3-5 in. long (7-12 cm), some in solid green, others white-splashed green and others heavily variegated with pink.

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Actinidia polygama (Silver Vine)

Creating a sparkling effect, Actinidia polygama (Silver Vine) is a vigorous, scrambling/twining, deciduous climber producing a striking foliage mass of heart-shaped, dark green leaves, 3-5 in. long (7-12 cm), adorned with silvery-white tips - as if each leaf has been dipped in paint.

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Akebia quinata (Chocolate Vine)

Vigorously spreading, Akebia quinata (Chocolate Vine) is a dainty semi-evergreen, twining, woody vine with dangling racemes of small, wine-red flowers with a spicy, chocolate fragrance in spring. The blooms stand out against the bright green foliage of elliptic leaflets which becomes purple flushed in cold weather.

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Antigonon leptopus (Coral Vine)

Long-lived, Antigonon leptopus (Coral Vine) is a vigorous, fast-growing, tuberous-rooted, tendril-climbing tropical vine boasting dense trusses of bright coral-pink, sometimes red or white, flowers. They bloom for months in summer - all year in tropical conditions.

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Berberidopsis corallina (Coral Plant)

Adding an exotic touch to the garden, Berberidopsis corallina (Coral Plant) is a woody evergreen climber with gracefully arching shoots clothed in large, heart-shaped, dark green leaves. In late summer to early fall, their tips are adorned with pendant clusters of ruby-red flowers, hanging like porcelain drop earrings.

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Bignonia capreolata (Cross Vine)

A showstopping native to the southeastern United States, Bignonia capreolata (Cross Vine) is a fast growing, self-clinging, woody vine with a profusion of fragrant, trumpet-shaped flowers, 2 in. long (5 cm), in bright shades of orange, yellow or red. Regarded as one of the most floriferous of the vining plants, it is practically smothered in large clusters of 2 to 5 colorful blossoms in mid spring, with intermittent summer blooms.

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Bougainvillea 'California Gold'

One of the top performing yellow Bougainvillea varieties, 'California Gold' is a free-flowering, vigorous, evergreen shrub or vine with clusters of warm golden yellow, papery bracts surrounding tiny creamy-white flowers.

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Bougainvillea 'Helen Johnson'

A favorite dwarf Bougainvillea variety, 'Helen Johnson' is an evergreen shrub or vine with clusters of bright pink bracts surrounding tiny white flowers. Emerging coppery orange, the bracts mature to bold pink with a hint of purple, giving it a lovely bicolored look.

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Bougainvillea 'Imperial Delight'

Extremely showy, Bougainvillea 'Imperial Delight' is a semi-dwarf, vigorous, evergreen shrub or vine with elegant clusters of white papery bracts suffused with pale pink, surrounding tiny white flowers. Emerging white, the bracts mature to a delicate translucent pink giving it a lovely bicolored look.

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Bougainvillea 'James Walker'

Extremely showy, Bougainvillea 'James Walker' is a free-flowering, vigorous, evergreen shrub or vine with clusters of large, bold, reddish-magenta, papery bracts surrounding tiny white flowers. Emerging orange, the brightly colored bracts then open to a luminous magenta giving it a rich bicolored look.

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Bougainvillea 'Juanita Hatten'

Extremely showy, Bougainvillea 'Juanita Hatten' is a free-flowering, vigorous, evergreen shrub or vine with clusters of fiery fuchsia-red, papery bracts surrounding tiny creamy-white flowers.

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Bougainvillea x buttiana 'Afterglow'

A lovely bi-color hybrid Bougainvillea, 'Afterglow' is a free-flowering, vigorous, evergreen shrub or vine with clusters of bright yellow and orange, papery bracts surrounding tiny creamy-white flowers.

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Bougainvillea x buttiana 'Barbara Karst'

A very popular hybrid Bougainvillea, 'Barbara Karst' is a free-flowering, vigorous, evergreen shrub or vine with particularly eye-catching clusters of bright red to magenta-red, papery bracts surrounding tiny white flowers.

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