Five Great Climbers for Your Pergola or Arbor

Climbers and pergola cover provide not only shade from the summer sun but unmatched beauty for your garden. Looking for the perfect climber to complement your gorgeous garden? Here are 10 top pergola and arbor climber choices, just for you.

 

 

 

Clematis

 

Clematis blooms abundantly starting in early spring (depending upon your climate). It provides a cascade/"waterfall" effect that makes your garden or entryway look lush and romantic. Clematis has been a long-time climber choice for garden enthusiasts for its beautiful, shade-producing look.

 

 

 

Jasmine

 

Jasmine delivers beautiful, small blooms and a scent that will draw you and your guests closer. It grows in a bushy fashion, providing full coverage from the sun's rays in summertime. In warm-weather climates, jasmine will bloom year-round.

 

 

 

Grapes

 

Grapes grow along vines, making them the ideal climber. The vines are fast-growing and depending upon the variety, you can get wonderful, sweet fruits to boot! Grapes are a popular climber variety for warm-weather locales and can be seen in southern and southwestern climates, but can be grown in other areas and will produce seasonally.

 

 

 

Honeysuckle

 

Plant honeysuckle and breathe in the beautiful fragrance as the sun goes down. Honeysuckle is a much sought-after climber for its bell-like blooms and well known, well loved scent. With more than 100 varieties, you have your choice of what will go best with your tastes and your garden.

 

 

 

Climbing Hydrangea

 

These require pruning and training, but with a careful hand, they'll produce multiple gorgeous blooms that cover your pergola in style. A plus is that hydrangea can be grown in cooler/cold-climate areas and still thrive.

 

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