Climbing Plants


In early spring, carry out formative and renovation pruning for evergreens and deciduous climbers that flower on new wood. Feed and mulch established plants and water if necessary. Deadhead repeat-flowering species. Layering propagation techniques may also be carried out at this point.

In mid-spring, once conditions are suitable, plant new climbers in prepared ground or in containers. Re-pot established container-grown climbing plants, unless they are spring-flowering.

In late spring, prune spring-flowering species that flower on old wood once the display has finished. Keep the soft stems of climbers tied into their supports, so that they cover the intended space. Softwood cuttings for propagation may be taken at this stage.