When planning your garden theme and layout, using the best climbing plants for shade is a good idea if your garden gets rather dark throughout the day. This is common in North facing gardens, as the sun often disappears toward the end of the afternoon.
However, it can be confusing when trying to understand which climbing plants are best for your shady garden. That’s why we have compiled a list of the best shade loving climbing plants to help your garden feel bright and colourful even when the sun disappears.
Many Clematis plants do well in the shade, whether it be full or partial. However, some do still require a bit of sunlight, even if it’s from the top of the plant that hangs over a fence.
Clematis Top Picks
Lonicera, or honeysuckle, is the perfect climbing plant for shade as it blooms in mid to late winter. Produces a floral scent, perfect for those looking for a focus plant to tie their garden themes together.
Some climbing rose variations are perfectly happy to do their thing in partial shade. We’ve picked some from our website that will thrive in shady conditions.
Chaenomeles are a duluxe shrub with a spreading habit. This plant does well in partial shade and will brighten your garden throughout the spring season.