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Walls and Fences

Climbers and wall shrubs produce eye-catching displays of flowers, foliage and fruits for months. They provide welcome color to stark walls and are useful for covering eyesores. Find the perfect plants and get terrific ideas for your walls and fences. We collect stunning pictures of gardens created by talented professionals and provide you with all the information you need to easily re-create them at home. We include a list of plants used, quantities needed, and a list of nurseries where to find them.


Walls and Fences Guides


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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Alcea rosea 'Blacknight' (Hollyhock)

Providing architectural height to borders, Alcea rosea 'Blacknight' (Hollyhock) is a robust perennial which produces tall, sturdy spikes of funnel-shaped, deep black-purple, single flowers, 4 in. across (10 cm), with a bright buttery-yellow throat. Blooming from mid to late summer, the striking flowers are arranged all round the spike and bloom from the bottom up.

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Alcea rosea 'Halo Blush' (Hollyhock)

Providing architectural height to borders, Alcea rosea 'Halo Blush' (Hollyhock) is a short-lived perennial which produces tall, sturdy spikes of large, funnel-shaped, white, single flowers, adorned with a bright fuchsia-red halo and yellow throat. Blooming from early to midsummer, the striking flowers are arranged all round the spike and bloom from the bottom up.

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Alcea rosea 'Halo Cerise' (Hollyhock)

Providing architectural height to borders, Alcea rosea 'Halo Cerise' (Hollyhock) is a short-lived perennial which produces tall, sturdy spikes of large, funnel-shaped, cerise pink, single flowers, adorned with a rich purple halo. Blooming from early to midsummer, the striking flowers are arranged all round the spike and bloom from the bottom up.

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Alcea rosea 'Mars Magic' (Hollyhock)

Providing architectural height to borders, Alcea rosea 'Mars Magic' (Hollyhock) is a robust perennial which produces tall, sturdy spikes of funnel-shaped, brilliant red, single flowers, 4 in. across (10 cm), with a bright buttery-yellow throat. Blooming from mid to late summer, the striking flowers are arranged all round the spike and bloom from the bottom up.

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Alcea rosea 'Radiant Rose' (Hollyhock)

Providing architectural height to borders, Alcea rosea 'Radiant Rose' (Hollyhock) is a robust perennial which produces tall, sturdy spikes of funnel-shaped, brilliant rosy-pink, single flowers, 4 in. across (10 cm), with a bright buttery-yellow throat. Blooming from mid to late summer, the striking flowers are arranged all round the spike and bloom from the bottom up.

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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 pendent 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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Camellia 'Cinnamon Cindy'

Fragrant and vigorous, Camellia 'Cinnamon Cindy' features very pretty clusters of small, peony-form, white flowers, 2 in. wide (5 cm), with tinges of pink on their regular petals.

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Camellia 'Sparkling Burgundy'

An all-time favorite, award-winning Camellia 'Sparkling Burgundy' is incredibly beautiful with its showy, peony-shaped flowers in shades of ruby red with a lavender undertone and gold stamens scattered among the petals.

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Camellia hiemalis 'Chansonette'

Fast growing, Camellia hiemalis 'Chansonette' is one of the most popular of the Camellia hiemalis cultivars thanks to its outstanding bushy growth and long-lasting, medium-sized, rich lavender-pink flowers, 3-4 in. wide (7-10 cm).

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Camellia japonica 'Alba Plena'

One of the oldest camellias in cultivation (1797), award-winning Camellia japonica 'Alba Plena' is incredibly beautiful with its medium-sized, formal double flowers, 3-4 in. wide (4-10 cm), with over 100 petals in porcelain white.

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Camellia japonica 'Apple Blossom'

Compact, Camellia japonica 'Apple Blossom' features lovely semi-double flowers, 3-4 in. wide (7-10 cm), closely resembling apple blossoms. The petals are blush-pink at the edges and fade toward the center of the flower where they surround a showy heart of golden stamens.

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