Evergreen Shade-loving Climbers

Each plant has its exhibition! There are quite a few climbing species that do not tolerate direct sun and prefer to grow in the shade. For example, vines, ivies, and Hedera liana are not demanding and tolerate shady conditions well. It should be remembered that in colder climates, climbing plants should be protected and ideally grown against direct sunlight. However, some species are hardy enough that they can survive the cold without any protection.

Climbing ivy

Climbing ivy is a fast-growing balcony climbing plant. A classic choice for greening facades and walls and for creating very original living screens, ivy is particularly easy to maintain perennial. But beware, ivy can become very invasive if you do not prune it properly. If the plant has graced your balcony for several years, it can grow wild and, in the worst case, can damage your walls.

Climbing nasturtium

This annual climbing plant has a naturally creeping habit, ideal for erecting a wall or pergola. Very easy to grow, nasturtium thrives in poor, dry soil without much water. This makes them the flowering plants of choice for many new and busy gardeners. The following compact varieties are perfect for tight spaces or container growing: 'Alaska', 'Empress of India', 'Cherry rose jewel', and 'Fiesta blend'.

Sweet Pea

It is an annual balcony climbing plant that is extremely easy to grow. Rapidly growing, sweet peas brighten up trellises, fences, stakes, or fences with their many fragrant flowers. The varieties available come in a wide range of colors and also exist in dwarf or bushy forms. The plant forms fruits that must be removed to increase the duration of flowering. The last pods should be left to glaze when ripe to reserve the seeds. Ideally, reserve a semi-shaded, semi-sunny place for sweet peas.


Jasmine is a pretty climbing plant to grow on the balcony in a container. Its flowering continues from April until mid-summer and gives off an irresistibly good scent. Although star jasmine is sensitive to cold, its foliage will remain as long as the climate is mild enough.

Virginia creeper

Virginia creeper is a deciduous climbing plant that can be planted both in the ground and in a container. If you want to grow her on the balcony, give her a container that is as large as possible. Water it frequently, because the soil will dry out faster. In general, Boston ivy and Virginia creeper do not cause structural damage to facades and walls. This vine is one of the fastest-growing climbers. The plant has a high decorative value. The five-pointed leaves are usually green but turn a brilliant purple once the temperatures start to drop. Virginia creeper can grow in the sun or the shade. It adapts perfectly to all terrains and conditions.

Dipladenia or Mandevilla

This climbing plant with great ornamental potential requires light, heat, and humidity. It should be brought indoors in winter unless you live in a particularly hot climate. The variety Mandevilla laxa is very cold hardy; even if the plant freezes, the stems will regrow in the spring.

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