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5 Decorative Climbing Plants to Grow on Your Fence

Monday, January 11, 2021

Did you use your outdoor areas in quarantine only to discover that they are bland and boring? Do your fences need a facelift?

A good way of spicing up an outdoor area is investing in climbing plants! These plants are easy to maintain and add texture to your fences. They can help reduce quarantine fatigue and encourage you to relax at home.

We'll go over the best climbing plants for fences and how to decorate fences with plants even if you've never done so before.

Keep reading to get introduced to these plants!

1. Roses

As the universal symbol of romance, these beautiful plants will wow your visitors and show well on chain link fences and picket fences.

A climbing rose can help hide the shape of your chain link fence. Plant them close to the base of the fence so the roses can use it for support as they grow towards the sun.  Be sure to plot out and tie off where you want your climbing rose before their growth explodes.

We recommend shrub roses for picket fences. Unlike climbing roses, these can support their own growth. You can direct their ascent up the picket fence, but there isn't as much work securing them.

2. Honeysuckle

This amazing climbing plant is perfect for Northern areas where you'll experience frost and snow for a good portion of the year. The hardy honeysuckle will produce berries for winter birds and other animals.

The golden to reddish colored Honeysuckle loves the sun, so be sure to place it on a fence that gets direct sunlight. Trim the upper growth so that the honeysuckle beneath gets its fair share of sun rays. A sturdy wooden fence is best to let these plants shine!

3. Boston Ivy

In a similar vein to honeysuckle, this plant falls into the wintery climate edition for best climbing plants for fences. These glossy, big leaves will create amazing texture on your fences and change colors throughout the year! Green in the spring and summer, orange and red for fall, and black and blue with berries in the winter.

4. Jasmine

If you live in a slightly warmer climate, jasmine is a gorgeous contender on your journey to learn how to decorate fences with plants. This is an excellent plant to grow on metal fences!

Jasmine grown on metal fencing solves the problem of how to build a hedge on a fence because Jasmine looks bushy and lovely in full bloom! You won't be able to tell there's a fence under it at all. Instead, it will look like a flowering hedge!

5. Kentucky Wisteria

Creating a privacy fence with plants is easy when you're using Kentucky Wisteria. Full and gorgeous, this produces clusters of lavender vines that will make any fence look extra special. These are hardy plants and can survive in colder climates.

The Kentucky Wisteria is an expert at filling in small spaces. This is why it's excellent for chain link fences as well as filling in the gaps of wooden fencing.

Be aware that this plant doesn't produce flowers for the first 5 to 10 years. You'll have to put in time, effort, and commitment to get these where you want them to be. It's worth it!

Now You Know the Best Climbing Plants for Fences

There are many climbing plants available, but these are the best climbing plants for fences! We hope this guide has inspired you to make your fencing systems more beautiful and beneficial to local wildlife.

Contact us at Montco Fence and we'll help you select the best fence for your growing needs and outdoor spaces. Browse the work on our online galleries and we'll help your backyard get into tip-top shape!

Whether you're looking to improve the look and curb appeal of your home, you need protection and safety for pets or children, or you just want attractive and functional fencing installed, we can help you. Our services include, but are not limited to: Wood fencing (custom red cedar), PVC/Vinyl fencing, Chain link fencing, Aluminum fencing. 

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