10 climbing plants for the front of your house

Training roses to grow around your door or adding a froth of wisteria blooms to your porch is the dream when it comes to adding a touch of beauty to your front yard. The good news is that if you would like to enhance the front of your house or apartment with flowers and foliage there are many more shrubs to choose from besides roses and wisteria that will do the trick in style.

First take into account one or two practicalities when choosing the best climbing plants for your modern front yard. Think about the dimensions of the wall to be covered, the height a mature plant will reach, and how flower color works with the exterior of your house. You also need to consider whether your plant of choice likes a sunny or shady aspect, and what sort of soil it requires to thrive.

Next, think about how best to support the plant if it’s not a self-clinging variety. Choose a trellis or wires that complement your existing scheme and the rest of your landscaping, as well as supporting the weight of the foliage as it grows. Now for the best part. Take your pick from our expert suggestions for best climbing plants for front of house.

Trumpet vine (Campsis radicans)

Trumpet vine (Campsis radicans)

10 best climbing plants to beautify your exterior

Climbers are a brilliant way to liven up dull front walls, especially when planting space is limited, such as in urban areas. There are many different types of plants to choose from and you can be sure to find something to suit all locations.

1. Wisteria

wisteria on house

wisteria on house

Beautiful wisteria is a must-have for dressing up the front of house. It’s fast growing with dreamy blooms in May and June cascading from the vine, and some varieties

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