Examples Of Fastest Growing Climber Plants For Outdoors

Apr 2, 2015 |

Climbing vines can add a magical touch to your garden. With minimal attention, vines can completely transform your garden, giving it the color, texture, scent and the outdoor feeling you have always desired. The amount of space you have for gardening should not limit you from planting these magnificent plants. They can actually be grown in a big pot either inside the house or in the compound. For a more artful climbing, you may need to use netting, twining, trellis or strings on the vines. In addition to adding the glamour of the house, climbing plants may also be used to disguise walls, fences, posts, eyesores as well as bins in the house. When used on the fences, these plants can provide the privacy you need in your home.

While there are so many climber plants for outdoors to choose from, it is advisable to go for the fast growing varieties. This will allow you to realize the benefits of plants in your home sooner rather than later. Owing to their fast rate of growth, these plants will provide a quick cover in your home. One of the main benefits associated with the fast growing climber plants is that they are very versatile; they climb by means of hugging, twining, thorns, rooting, suckering and clawing. Again, these plants require minimal space to thrive well.  While some climbing plants are adventurous and invasive, others are dainty. As such, there is much to choose from. Fast growing climbers have become very popular among gardeners across the world dude to their many advantages some of which include the following.

  • They provide beauty, color and texture to the home as the slower-growing permanent plants grow
  • They can be twisted to attain any desired shape
  • Some of them offer shade during the summer but disappear in the winter to let in more light

When choosing a fast growing climber plant for you outdoor, you need to consider a few things for you to get the best. Different species of these plants may be used in an array of sites, including shaded, sunny, garden, dry and damp sites. You may also choose between the flowering and the evergreen varieties of these plants. Some of fastest growing climber plants are perennials while others are non perennials. The following are some of the best fastest growing climber plants for use outdoors.

Clematis Montana

The clematis Montana is one of the fastest growing climbing plants for outdoor use.  When provided with the right conditions for growth, the clematis Montana can grow to a height of about 12 meters. If you have decided to grow this climbing plant in your compound, you should consider cutting it back after the first flowering. After its first flowering, this plant should be cut back by one third. This encourages it to grow vigorously. This vine requires an alkaline soil for it to thrive well. In addition to this, the main stem needs to be protected from direct sunlight.

Sweet Peas

Sweet peas are a great addition to your home flower garden. They are beautiful and perfumed. These climbers offer an array of colors for the garden. This is one of the fast growing climber plants that you should choose for a continued supply of blooms. After picking the first flowers, this plant will produce even more flowers. With the appropriate growing conditions, this plant can reach a height of about 1.8 meters. The sweet peas must be provided with support while growing.

Black-eyed Susan

The black-eyed Susan is best suited for milder regions. The plant produces light orange flowers that have deep brown centers. The plant is also easy to propagate from seeds germinated indoors. For optimal growth, this climbing plant requires a sunny sheltered environment. It can grow to a maximum height of 3metres within one season.

Coral Honeysuckle

The coral honeysuckle blooms from mid-June up to September. It is characterized by its trumpet-shaped blossoms that have a sweet scent. As such, these plants can actually add perfume to your garden. They are twining plants and will obtain support from any surrounding object. The plant can grow up to a height of between 10 and 15 feet within a single season. This plant is also well known for attracting birds and humidity to gardens.

Sweet Autumn Clematis

The beauty of the sweet autumn clematis is that in addition to growing tall, it also grows wide hence providing ample coverage. The plant can grow up to 30 feet in just a few months. The tiny white flowers of the autumn clematis provide a beautiful scene in summer as well as early fall. This is a plant you should consider while choosing the best suited fastest growing climber plants for your home as it can tolerate an array of sun and soil conditions.

Hops (Humulus lupulus)

The hops also referred to as the key beer ingredient, can also be a beautiful addition to your garden, with regards to the fastest growing climber plants. From mid to late summer, the leaves of this climber are joined by chartreuse cones, specifically in the female plants, giving your garden that desired beauty. Being one of the fastest growing climbers, the Hops can grow by 12 inches in a single day. The maximum height for this plant is about 25 feet.

Moonflower (Ipomoea Alba)

The moonflower is a night-blooming variety of the morning glory. The plant produces fragrant flowers that rare white in color and open in the morning and close in the evening. The plant blooms from midsummer to early autumn.  This plant can reach a height of 15 feet within a short period. To achieve a lush effect with this plant, it is advisable to plant a number of them.

Hyacinth bean (Dolichos lablab)

The Hyacinth bean is considered to be edible in parts of Asia and Africa. However, in American gardens, this plant is purely sown for ornamental purposes. This plant is characterized by midsummer blossoms and dark leaves which decorate and add fragrance to the garden. These flowers give way to bean pods in fall. The plant can grow to a maximum height of up 10 to 15 feet in a period of three to four months.

Honeysuckle ‘Graham Thomas’

The Honeysuckle is also known as the Graham Thomas. This fast growing climber adds scent to the garden in midsummer, adding the relaxing effect of the garden. The plant does well in partial shades and has big flower-heads. With a very short time, these flowers change into cream and eventually into yellow. The flowering season for the Graham Thomas is in summer. If you are looking for a fast growing climbing plant to train against a wall or trellis, this is the plant to go for.  The honeysuckle may also be grown up a tree or along with a climbing rose.

Star Jasmine

The Star jasmine is an evergreen climber that is woody and has dark green leaves. In summer, this plant blooms with flowers that have an intense, sweet fragrance. This plant may be planted against a sunny wall in a bid to protect it from severe frosts.

Akebia Quinata

This is one of the fastest growing climbers that you should consider for your garden. This plant produces flowers that are maroon-chocolate in color. The flowers of this plant are exotic and have a unique spicy fragrance. In summer, this plant produces fruits that are sausage-shaped. It may be grown against sunny walls in order to protect its flowers from late frosts.

In addition to adding providing the garden with an architectural value, scented climbers can also offer heady perfume for the garden, making the garden even more relaxing. Generally, the fragrance of these climbers tends to intensify in the evenings. This makes them ideal for growing outdoors. They also beautify paths and edges in your home. If you would like to grow these fast growing climbers in your home, you may need to consider some of the above mentioned options.

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