Curly honeysuckle to decorate vertical objects in the garden
Curly honeysuckle is divided into two groups, differing in growth characteristics and pruning methods. Plants of the first group, for example, honeysuckle, honeysuckle or goat (lonitsera) form flowers in the axils of leaves on annual growths.
This honeysuckle is commonly planted to shade arbors. She runs wild sometimes. The only job of pruning this honeysuckle is to limit the overgrowth of the plants. The amount of pruning depends on the space allotted to this plant.
Every year in March - April it is necessary to remove all unwanted increments on it. This stimulates the emergence of young shoots, which quickly fill the formed voids and bloom at the end of the season. The flowers are yellowish or pinkish-white, reddish with tubular-funnel-shaped corollas. In the evening, they exude a scent. The second group is formed by the more common climbing honeysuckle, blooming on the lateral shoots of last year's growth.
If the plants are not touched, they climb, clinging to old trees or walls, and grow without pruning at all. In this case, the shoots intertwine and hang down naturally and freely, forming the so-called "bird's nests" on bare stems. To give them a more attractive appearance, light pruning is done annually immediately after flowering. Some of the weak old branches and some faded shoots are shortened to developing powerful growths.
Young shoots are tied to a support as they appear, but plants look better when they hang freely, forming a continuous flowering cover. Vines add a third dimension to the landscape, allowing vertical objects to be styled.
Honeysuckle honeysuckle is common in the regions of Central and Southern Europe, the Caucasus, Asia Minor. She is also no stranger to my garden on the Karelian Isthmus. This beautifully blooming, ornamental, climbing, climbing shrub reaches a height of up to 6 m. Towards the base, its stems thicken and become woody. 2-3 years after planting, the liana looks like a bush from below, but still requires support.
Young shoots are light green, purple-reddish on the illuminated side. Its leaves are elliptical or broadly elliptical, 4x10 - 3.5x6 cm in size. Above they are dark green, below - bluish-gray. Their upper 2-3 pairs grow together into an elliptical disc.
In the axils of each fused leaf, three flowers are placed, forming a head-shaped or corymbose inflorescence. The flowers are bisexual in a peculiar shape with far protruding stamens. Inflorescences reach 5 cm in length, white, pinkish-white, yellowish or reddish inside. Outside, they are with a purple tint or violet-red with white stripes, fragrant, especially in the evening, with a tubular-funnel-shaped corolla. Fruits are orange-red or red with a very short stalk, as if glued to the leaf, collected in 6-8 pieces.
This honeysuckle begins growing in mid-April. The leaves bloom in early May, it blooms in the first decade of June, depending on weather conditions, for 10-20 days. It attracts bees well. Leaves turn yellow at the end of October. Suckers appear from the roots, so that the plant grows both upward and in breadth. Honeysuckle is quite winter-hardy, but the tips of the shoots, despite the complete lignification, freeze slightly in severe winters. Its shoot-forming ability is high. It is photophilous, demanding on soil fertility and moisture.
Honeysuckle honeysuckle propagates by seeds, cuttings and layering. Seeds are sown in the fall or after four months of stratification in the spring. With vegetative propagation, cuttings are harvested at the end of flowering, that is, in the first half of June. In the spring, the shoots are given the directions necessary for decorating the garden.
Curly honeysuckle climbs onto a support to which it can attach itself. The support should provide support in strong winds and snowfalls. Plants should not be planted close to a wall. There should always be a space of 20-30 cm between them. At the very wall, the soil is usually very dry. This tends to result in poor growth, dying off of branches and infrequent flowering.
Honeysuckle honeysuckle is usually used in solitary plantings on the lawn, it is used to decorate the walls of buildings and structures. With the help of it, they create vertical gardening of gazebos, verandas, balconies, terraces, cornices, retaining walls, one-story buildings, old trees. It is very attractive in combined plantings with climbing roses, coniferous and deciduous shrubs.
Interesting types of honeysuckle
There are other types of honeysuckle, and not only curly, that can be used in garden compositions.
Gray honeysuckle is a decorative liana, similar in appearance to honeysuckle, but it is smaller - up to two meters in height.
Korolkov's honeysuckle is one of the most decorative. This is a Central Asian deciduous shrub up to three meters high. In youth it has softly pubescent branches. The leaves are broadly ovate or elliptical, bluish-green or gray-gray. They give the plant a unique originality. The effect increases with the appearance of light red buds. Honeysuckle is charming at the time of flowering, when abundant pink flowers bloom.
It grows successfully in the conditions of the Leningrad region. It differs from other types of honeysuckle in weak damage by pests and diseases. Hardy, but in very harsh winters there is a slight freezing of annual wood. Honeysuckle is decorative throughout the growing season. It looks great in solitary plantings and in loose group plantings on individual garden plots and in city parks.
Maak's honeysuckle is widespread in China, Korea, Japan and the Far East of our country. This is a spreading shrub or tree up to five meters high. The bark on the shoots is light gray. Leaves in shape from ovate-elliptical to broadly lanceolate, gradually pointed.
The fragrant flowers of Maak's honeysuckle are large, snow-white, located on the shoots above the leaves in regular rows, they turn yellow when flowering. Berries are sessile globular, loose, inedible.
It enters the growing season at the end of April, blooms at the end of May, the fruits ripen at the end of August. Mass coloration of the leaves occurs at the end of September. This honeysuckle is hardy. Gives an annual growth of up to 30 cm. Drought-resistant. Rarely damaged by pests and diseases.
Maak's honeysuckle is good during the fruiting period and after the leaves have fallen, when the branches are densely planted with blood-red fruits that persist for a long time on the branches. She is a good honey plant. Used in the decoration of gardens as well as other types of honeysuckle.
Early flowering honeysuckle in the wild is found in the southeast of our country. It is a weakly branched shrub up to 1.5 m tall. The bark is straw-yellow, flaking, like other types of honeysuckle, in longitudinal stripes. Young shoots are brown, rigidly fibrous. Young leaves are ovate or broadly ovate, hairy-pubescent. In spring they are light green, in summer they are green, in autumn they are golden yellow.
The flowers are paired, tubular-funnel-shaped with a regular or two-lipped limb, on long (2.5 cm) peduncles. The berries are mostly solitary, spherical or slightly oblong, light red with a white bloom up to 6 mm in diameter, inedible. After ripening, they immediately fall off.
This honeysuckle is winter-hardy, shade-tolerant. Tolerates haircuts and transplants well. Propagated by seeds, cuttings, layering. In culture, it is practically absent. Deserves attention for the original tree-like shape and early appearance on leafless branches of bright pink-lilac flowers and colorful fruiting. Used for solitary and group plantings.
Maksimovich's honeysuckle - with dark purple flowers, Morru honeysuckle with dark red, sometimes yellow fruits, Ruprecht's honeysuckle - with bright yellow abundant flowers and spectacular red fruits (shrub up to 4 meters tall). These types of honeysuckle are effective throughout the growing season, are suitable for all types of ornamental plantings and deserve the widest possible use.
Tolmachev's honeysuckle is a shrub up to 1.4 m tall. In nature, it grows only on Sakhalin. But it is sometimes found in central Russia. Decorative black fruits up to 9 mm long with dark purple or black bracts. Possesses high winter hardiness.
Honeysuckle is golden with golden-yellow decorative flowers that have a honey smell. Fruits are red-coral, spherical, fused at the base. The leaves are bright green. Used for group plantings and spectacular hedges.
Recently, new imported varieties of climbing honeysuckle have appeared on sale in horticultural centers.
Blanch sandten is the most lush with bright golden flowers. Unpretentious. The best curly honeysuckle. Not damaged by pests. Plant height up to 6 meters.
John Clayton - with an excellent rare color scheme. This amazing variety, up to 4.5 meters high, is extremely rare - shiny yellow flowers last all summer. It is a liana with beautiful bluish-green leaves that resemble eucalyptus trees. More compact than most honeysuckle varieties.
Gold flame - has an incredibly beautiful bloom all summer until autumn. Tubular flowers are pale pink, yellow with a golden tint. Beautiful iridescent leaves with a copper sheen and blue tint. Stores well until autumn. Severe frosts often destroy the last flowers. It is noteworthy that they attract birds and butterflies. A characteristic feature - a lush bush does not grow, it grows neatly. Used in trellises, in wall decoration, covering unsightly places.
Curly honeysuckle is propagated by winter cuttings with two or three eyes. Cuttings are planted in boxes and kept under glass. It is easier to breed honeysuckle with layers, root suckers and summer green cuttings. Distance when planting in a permanent place is 1.5 meters. All climbing honeysuckle plants prefer a sunny location, moderately moist nutrient soil. In severe frosts, they need to be covered with spruce branches or spruce branches.
Telman's Honeysuckle is a tall perennial (liana) with charming creamy yellow flowers. Flowers have a divine bright scent. They use the culture to create vertical green walls - the plant can grow up to 6 m.It is worth immediately providing supports for the climbing stems of the vine. It is recommended to order Thälmann's climbing honeysuckle seedlings for areas with a winter temperature of at least -32 C.
Honeysuckle curly Telman: cultivation
It is best to plant honeysuckle seedlings in an area with good lighting, planting should be protected from the north wind. The groundwater level at the site must be at least 100 cm from the soil surface.
The plant thrives in neutral soil with a well-drained structure. If the soil on the site is initially poor, it is worth enriching it with leaf humus or good garden soil diluted with sand.
Top dressing for the culture is introduced from 2-3 years of cultivation, but watering should be established regular and abundant, it is especially important to moisten the plants to their fullest in hot summer weather.
Benefits of the variety
- A fast-growing decorative liana with high plasticity and charming flowers.
- Good winter hardiness.
- The ability to form a plant and give the liana any shape.
- Disease resistance.
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Stalked hydrangea (curly): planting and care, winter hardiness, reviews
Petiolate hydrangea is a widespread ornamental plant, characterized by unpretentious cultivation. It is interesting to understand the varieties of hydrangea and its characteristics, this makes it possible to understand whether it will be possible to grow it on the site.
Description of petiolate hydrangea
Ornamental petiole hydrangea is also called curly, weaving or climbing. The stems of the plant are deciduous vines that grow up to 20 m in length, usually placed on vertical supports. The leaves of the plant are large, with a pointed base, of a dark green hue, the flowers are white or pale pink, light purple, collected in large inflorescences 20 cm in diameter.
The species is unique in that it grows in the form of long vines.
Under natural conditions, petiole hydrangea grows in Sakhalin, Korea and Japan in deciduous and coniferous forests. It has been cultivated all over the world since the 19th century.
Petiolate hydrangea varieties
In horticulture, the plant is represented by several popular varieties. Among themselves, the types of petiole hydrangea differ mainly in the length of the vines and the color of the leaf plates.
The petiolate hydrangea of this variety can grow up to 25 m in height and is perfect for decorating garden plots. Petiolaris is used to decorate buildings, fences and tall trees. The leaves of the plant are dark green, the flowers are greenish or white.
The variety is distinguished by its rapid growth - in a year, Petiolaris adds about 1 m in length, thanks to this you can decorate the garden with flowering vines very quickly
The Miranda variety reaches about 10 m in height, blooms almost all summer with white flowers with a pleasant sweet aroma. The variety is considered one of the most beautiful, as it has decorative leaves - bright green in the middle with a yellow border around the edges.
Hydrangea looks good in the garden, not only in summer, but also in autumn, when the inflorescences are already falling
A dwarf petioled hydrangea usually grows no more than 1.5 m in height. You can recognize the variety not only by its compact size, but also by the color of the leaves - on the lower side they are not bright green, but slightly whitish.
Cordifolia blooms with flowers of a delicate creamy shade.
Another characteristic feature of the variety is the slow growth of only 10 cm per year.
Take e Chance
The beautiful petioled hydrangea has an unusual appearance. The leaves of the plant are dark green with a white edging around the edges and a marbled color, sometimes they become completely whitish. Teik e Chance's flowers are white, with a slight creamy tint.
Flowering continues for most of the summer, like other varieties
The petiolate hydrangea grows on average up to 2 m in height, sometimes up to 7 m. It differs in leaves of a deep green shade with a white edging, the underside of the leaves is reddish.
In summer, the variety blooms profusely with beautiful white flowers, and in autumn it completely acquires a burgundy color and looks very decorative.
Hydrangea Winter Surprise usually grows no higher than 2 m. The leaves of the variety are green, but towards autumn they acquire a reddish, maroon or cherry hue. The variety blooms with snow-white large flowers, hence the name of the plant.
Unlike most hydrangeas, Winter Surprise is distinguished by early flowering - in late spring and early summer.
Why does the petioled hydrangea not bloom?
Although most varieties are quite attractive in their own right, hydrangeas are usually planted in the garden in order to admire their lush and vibrant blooms. But it so happens that the plant does not bloom, and there are several reasons for this:
- Damage by pests or diseases.If spider mites, aphids and other insects have settled on the plant, or it has suffered from fungal ailments, then you can not wait for flowering. Hydrangeas are not strong enough to form buds.
- Lack of light. Although petioled hydrangea can grow in light shade, flowering from it can only be achieved in the presence of good lighting.
- Excess nitrogen in the soil. If the soil is oversaturated with fertilizers, and in particular nitrogen, the plant will grow rapidly, but it will not be able to form flowers.
- Incorrect cropping. Strongly thickened plants bloom poorly or do not bloom at all. All their energy is spent on maintaining the green mass. Also, flowering will not take place if you inadvertently cut off annual shoots, it is on them that flower buds are laid.
Stalked hydrangea in landscape design
When creating a garden design, petiole hydrangea is used very widely and variedly. Photos of liana hydrangea show that you can use it:
- for decorating a stone surface - a wall, a barn, a garage or a high fence
- for single plantings - often petiolate hydrangea is fixed on a support made of reinforcement and forms a kind of bonsai 2-3 m high
- for creating Japanese-style gardens
- for decorating gazebos and arches
- for braiding the trunks of garden trees.
Basically, the liana-shaped hydrangea is fixed on vertical supports. But sometimes it is also used as a ground cover plant, to decorate the slopes. The disadvantage of this use case is that it is almost impossible to walk on the hydrangea creeping under your feet. Its leaves form a very slippery cover for the soil, especially after rain.
A liana-like plant can completely transform the landscape
Winter hardiness of climbing hydrangea
An adult climbing hydrangea is a very winter-hardy plant that can calmly tolerate frosts down to -35 ° C. This allows you to grow a crop not only in the middle lane, but also in Siberia, practically without worrying about winter shelter.
It is recommended to protect from frost only young plants 2-3 years old. It is better to remove them from the support and cover them for a cold period.
Planting and caring for climbing hydrangea
One of the main advantages of the climbing hydrangea is its simplicity. It is very easy to grow an ornamental plant, only minimal effort is required from the gardener.
Selection and preparation of the landing site
Hydrangea needs sunlight, but does not tolerate scorching heat and drafts. Therefore, it should be planted in an area where there is shading and protection from the wind, this will allow the plant to feel comfortable and maintain the ability to bloom. A neighborhood with tall trees, fences or buildings will be optimal for the culture.
Vines feel best in light shading with protection from the wind.
The petioled hydrangea prefers soils that are acidic and low in calcium. The plant feels best on loose soils with good drainage, and if the crop is to be planted on heavy soil, then special attention should be paid to sand.
A planting hole for a petioled hydrangea is prepared about 2 weeks before planting, the depth of the hole should be 2 times greater than the root system of the seedling. A mixture of peat, compost, clay, sand and leafy earth is half filled into the hole.
Before planting, the seedling of the plant is kept in water for 12 hours so that the roots are properly saturated with moisture. Then the hydrangea is lowered into a half-filled hole, spreading its roots, and covered with the rest of the soil. In this case, the neck should be deepened by a maximum of 3 cm.
The earth in the near-trunk circle is slightly trampled down and the hydrangea is watered abundantly with water, at least 2 buckets under the root. Moist soil is mulched so that the water does not evaporate too quickly.
Most hydrangea varieties grow quickly, so it is recommended to install supports for climbing shoots already at the planting stage. If the vines are planted in several copies, you need to leave a space of at least 1 m between them, otherwise, as they grow, they will interfere with each other.
Immediately after planting, it is advisable to attach the future vine to the support
Watering and feeding
The climbing plant needs a lot of moisture, so it needs to be watered regularly. In dry warm weather, pour 30 liters of water into the trunk circle twice a week, in rainy weather - only once a week. In this case, the water should be purified and warmed up to room temperature.
The petioled hydrangea is usually fed three times a year:
- In early spring, at the beginning of the growing season, it is necessary to add urea, sulfuric potassium and superphosphate under the root.
- During the formation of flower buds, the liana is fed with superphosphate and potassium.
- In August, 10-15 kg of compost or rotted manure are scattered under the bushes of hydrangeas.
Also in the spring, hydrangea bushes can be watered with a pink solution of potassium permanganate, this will strengthen the plant and protect it from diseases.
Watering a moisture-loving plant often needs to be done.
Pruning hydrangea petiolate
In order for a petioled vine to look truly decorative, it must be shaped from time to time, without this it thickens and takes on an untidy look.
In the process of pruning, dried shoots and broken branches are removed from the plant, leaving only 6-10 strong healthy lashes. Annual shoots are not cut, but shortened to 5 pairs of buds. The main pruning is carried out in the spring, before the hydrangea starts to grow, and in the fall, usually only all dried inflorescences are removed from the vines.
How to cover a petioled hydrangea for the winter
Due to its high winter hardiness, an adult petioled hydrangea does not need a special winter shelter. Even in Siberia, a liana-like plant can tolerate severe frosts, if some of the shoots freeze, then in the spring the petioled hydrangea will quickly release new ones.
Adult vines do not need winter shelter
Before the onset of cold weather, they are removed from the support and laid on the boards, and covered with spruce branches, non-woven material or a dense layer of fallen leaves on top.
How to propagate a petioled hydrangea
To increase the population of climbing liana on the site, you can propagate an existing plant without buying new seedlings. Basically, gardeners have resorted to two methods of reproduction.
Hydrangea climbing vines reproduce well with the help of stiff cuttings. At the beginning of summer, a cutting about 15 cm long with at least 2 nodes is cut from a healthy lignified stem, the lower leaves are removed and placed in a solution with a root formation stimulator for a day. Then the shoot is planted in a box with a sand-peat mixture, watered and covered with a film.
Vines reproduce well by cuttings and seeds.
From time to time, the film is removed to ventilate the shoot and water it again. When a young petioled vine grows stronger and starts growing, it is transplanted under the open sky, usually the next year.
The method is used infrequently, since it is difficult to propagate a petioled hydrangea from seeds - efforts may not be crowned with success. The purchased seeds are sown in plastic or peat pots with moist nutrient soil, consisting mainly of sand and peat. The container is covered with glass or wrapped in foil and placed in a room with a temperature of at least 18 ° C.
Before the first shoots of planting appear, you only need to periodically moisten and ventilate daily. Usually, seedlings are shown from the ground after 1.5 months, if you plant the seeds at the end of winter, then in April the seedlings will give the first leaves.
After the leaves appear, the seedlings can be dived. It is advisable to transfer the plant to the ground only after a year, when the seedlings get stronger as they should.
Vines are usually transferred to an open area in the second year of life.
Diseases and pests
Curly petioled hydrangea is a plant vulnerable to pests and ailments. Most often, vines suffer from the following diseases:
Vine shoots and leaves first turn gray and colorless, and then black spots appear on them
It occurs against a background of iron deficiency in the soil, the leaves of the plant turn yellow ahead of time, while the veins remain green
The roots of the climbing vine rots, and the shoots turn black and become covered with a whitish bloom
At first, the leaves of the petiole liana are covered with yellow spots, and then turn brown on the outside and acquire a purple color on the inside.
The virus manifests itself as black dead spots on the leaves and quickly leads to the death of the liana plant.
Spring and summer spraying with Fundazol, Fitosporin and other fungicides helps with most fungal ailments. It is necessary to carry out processing with an interval of 2-3 weeks.
From pests and fungi, vines should be regularly prophylactically sprayed
Of the pests, the greatest danger to vines is represented by spider mites, aphids, gall nematodes and snails on vines. In order not to miss an infection, you need to regularly examine the vines for harmful insects. In case of infection, the petiole plant can be sprayed with Aktara and other insecticides and acaricides, as well as treated with Bordeaux liquid.
Stalked hydrangea is a very unusual and beautiful ornamental plant. Flexible long vines can densely braid a fence, wall of a house or a gazebo, giving the garden a special charm. At the same time, it is easy to care for hydrangea - the requirements for its conditions are low.
Reviews of gardeners about petiolate hydrangea
Bright accents in my garden
Without breaking the stereotypes that have developed among most people, about the appearance of a truly southern garden, as bright and rich, filled with a variety of shapes and shades. I will tell you about my decorative inhabitants.
As a conservative by nature, I can be completely unrestrained when it comes to designing my garden.
I try very hard not to get carried away and remember the sense of proportion, in addition, the very same, first of all, will be annoying, hotly infused, but the modern market is replete with a variety of colors, and the climate, alas, contributes to such licentiousness.
But. just as you can't throw out words from a song, so I can't throw out the plants that I once planted in my garden.
In order to somehow reconcile my own concept of beauty with the childish enthusiasm that overwhelms me in the market at the sight of a long-awaited or just a new plant, I have to constantly change the picture of the garden by castling. In one place, adding, in another - erasing and making adjustments.
In the third, if it is impossible to change, further accentuating and attracting attention.
I have a few foliage plants to add accents. “Not like everyone else,” that is, the leaves differing in color from their green counterparts, both ground cover and plants, which I have chosen as vertical objects of attention.
I have already mentioned silver-gray plants, they are a natural background for bright strokes in order to somehow smooth out the overall picture painted ... by an artist with an unstable psyche :))
I will start with a horizontal cover, that is, ground cover plants that are capable of very rapid growth and claim the main role. if you only give them that opportunity.
Perhaps the most aggressive plant that can tighten a small lawn in a year is hauttuinia. very reminiscent of ivy, both externally and the ability to capture territory ... If, of course, conditions are favorable. I have no such conditions. Houttuynia in the wild prefers to grow in paddy fields, that is, it requires a lot of sun and a lot of moisture. I have no problems with the sun, but with moisture in my region there is tension :))
Therefore, you have to water it constantly. The dry rocky soil on the site does not suit my beauty, she strives to run away under the trees into the shade, where the ground is looser and at least a little wet. but there she loses half of her attractiveness. She is beautiful, of course, in the shade, but only in the sun does the pink-red border along the edge of the leaves become more saturated.
Her flowers are also quite attractive, white, about 3 cm in diameter with a protruding center in the form of a cob, covered with small yellow flowers. maybe this is exactly what we called a pestle in botany lessons :))
Another aggressor by nature, but very capricious and whimsical in my particular area, this is Ayuga or, more common, a creeping tenacious.
Two motley beauties, planted by me in deep shade under the trees, along the border, in the hope of containing the neighbor's weeds with the help of a tenacious. While the tenacious loses on all fronts, like the one that is called the toad.
So is her more variegated relative.
But both bloom very nicely, and I have always had a weakness for the colors of blue shades, so I will not give up my attempts to attach a tenaciousness to her, providing her with comfortable conditions.
Variegated periwinkle. Very nice and very responsive to the most minimal care ... I cut dry twigs-lashes in the spring and loosen the ground around the main bush ... It grows quite compactly.
Aggression, in comparison with his green relative, has not decided to show yet ... Flowers, outwardly the same as the usual, only larger in size.
Deep purple flowers
Also, since we are talking about ground cover plants, we can mention thyme and some types of sedum, which change their color with the arrival of winter.
Thyme takes on a variegated yellow hue. so far it is. then it will be covered with flowers of a delicate lilac color, which I really like, like the dark green summer foliage, actively crawling over the stones ..
And, for example, this type of stonecrop, in the summer it is absolutely green only with a small red border
in winter it becomes burgundy-red, which greatly adorns the winter dullness, both in the absence of snow and with a little dusting or frosting. and we practically don't have snow :))
I don’t know how it blooms until I’ve observed it, but the shape of the leaves itself resembles a miniature rose. which I really like.
Of the compact bushes, I, of course, have bright heucheras and variegated hosts.
The hosts, despite the variegation, look rather conservative.
But geykhera attract attention even to an absent-minded glance sliding over the site.
Heuchera Solar Eclipse
An inconspicuous cloud of miniature flowers at Heuchera only emphasizes the beauty of the leaves, without distracting attention. and the host's bells, white or lilac, complement the overall picture amazingly.
Of course, there is also a variegated golden sage.
Sage Isterina (?)
And blood red St. John's wort.
John's wort Albury Purple
St. John's wort was acquired by accident, turned out to be a rather rare specimen and rather capricious. does not want to grow. and an attempt to buy a couple more of these bushes did not lead to anything ... So I never met him on the market. You can, of course, look in nurseries. but first I will try to propagate it myself, collecting seeds this year.
Outwardly, I really like him and is one of my favorites. and its golden "buttercups-flowers" with red stamens very well emphasize the blood-red leaves.
Higher bushes - barberries and privet.
Bright dominants, real prima in the garden ... I have already talked about barberries many times.
I especially love privet for its variety of leaf shades: spring-summer golden.
and autumn-winter orange-red.
Privet in autumn
The leaves of the privet do not fall off in the fall, as in deciduous plants, but in the spring, after which the twigs are immediately covered with young lettuce-colored leaves. Very often you can see at the same time red autumn leaves and yellow-green spring leaves side by side on the same branch.
Well, if we are talking about variegated bushes, I cannot but mention holly with white-green leaves and light yellow, almost white, flowers.
And, finally, vines.
Ivy. I have the most common variegated natural form growing in our forest.
And variegated Japanese curly honeysuckle. acquired by me to create a vertical yellow stroke. in addition to the existing plants with golden leaves.
Japanese curly honeysuckle
Most of the plants I have described are still at a young age, so it is impossible to show the general picture, it still lives only in my imagination and, I hope, has a chance to become public knowledge in the very near future ... But for now. we wait and continue to create., me and my variegated plants ...
Vertical gardening functions
- Decorating objects
- Disguising unsightly structures
- Organization and isolation of recreation sites
- Creation of optimal climatic conditions
All vertical gardening destinations take into account many factors. Plants must be selected for the function and appearance of buildings and structures, for their orientation to the cardinal points and the number of floors. Vines should highlight, emphasize and enhance the architectural design of the building. ... Often, continuous vertical gardening, in addition to giving volume to the garden, hides ugly structures under it and becomes an integral part of a poorly decorated building or a blank wall.
Vertical gardening in the world
Vertical landscaping is the perfect solution for adding volume to the garden with the help of pergolas entwined with plants, arches, gazebos and other garden structures. A variety of verticals are often a great backdrop for both plants and buildings. In the country garden, verticals are also decorated with vegetables: cucumbers, lagenarii, pumpkins, peas, grapes, beans, etc. and this is not only pleasant, but also useful. After all, the landscape design of the garden plus vegetables in vertical gardening is a classic in a summer cottage. Of course, other objects can add volume to the garden. But this requires money and labor costs.
Unpretentious climbing plants for summer cottages
Similar articlesIf you are chasing quality and beautiful appearance, you should pay special attention to Thälmann's honeysuckle. This plant is an excellent deciduous vine that grows very quickly. In just one year, the growth of this plant is about 1 meter, and the total height can reach 6 meters.
On the other hand, if you plant this annual plant in the ground and select a kobei with a rich root system, flowering can begin around early to mid-July. But in any case, the flowering of kobei will be long-term, that is, approximately from 2 to 4 months.
For example, annual vines are thermophilic, so growing them in cold climates will be ineffective. Moreover, this lack of annual vines forces the owners of the plots to grow them with the onset of each spring. Growing begins both in open ground and in seedling containers.
The most common climbing annual plants for summer cottages
- Among the variety of species of this plant, differing in the shape and color of the leaves, the most widespread are Japanese and maiden grapes. The dark green foliage, covering the walls of buildings with a dense carpet, is painted in a deep burgundy color in autumn, giving the building a new, but no less spectacular look.From a variety of thousands of varieties with different shoot heights, shape and size of flowers, each gardener will be able to choose a rose bush, which will become a spectacular addition to the creation of a picturesque landscape design.
- Among the climbing plants that are unpretentious in care, it is also worth highlighting the Kampsis.Winding all kinds of pergolas and trellises, they act as a kind of screen that protects a place for privacy from gusts of wind and sunlight
- Another traditional plant for braiding arbors is grapes. The best variety for such purposes is the girlish grape. It is a multi-leaved vine, very delicate and delicate. In addition, this plant is frost-resistant.Climbing plants, both annual and perennial, will decorate any place in the garden, make it original and amazingly beautiful. They can be a great addition to any composition on the site, giving it a special charm.
- Along with annual climbing plants, summer residents willingly grow perennial decorative vines. They are vigorous species with thick woody stems. In the process of leaving, they need a solid support and additional garter for heavy branches.Climbing plants are a great decor for any garden. They can green the walls of buildings, fences, arches, trellises and pergolas in a short time. These are helper plants that will revive the most inconspicuous and gloomy corners of the site. Perennial climbing plants for summer cottages are unpretentious, cold-resistant species that can grow in one place for many years. Their growth, development and flowering are not as active as in annual vines. They are easy to clean. Perennial plants of two years of age will completely encircle any structure.
Thälmann's honeysuckle in a short time braids any vertical support, covering it with dark green dense foliage. The peak of flowering, when these climbing plants bloom with all the colors of the rainbow, begins in June, and the flowering duration does not exceed 3-4 weeks.
The most decorative unpretentious perennials grown in gardens
- A plus of this plant can be considered a relative resistance to cold: kobea is able to withstand short-term frosts, if they do not exceed the mark of -5 degrees Celsius.It is quite understandable that if the plants are annual, then with the onset of severe frosts, they do not survive them, but simply die, having lived in the end for about a year. On the other hand, living such a short period of time, plants have time to develop, they have curly flowers, and they grow very quickly, unlike perennial ones.
- Hops and aristolochia are also known for their attractiveness. Plants that are not demanding to special conditions easily take root even on impoverished soils.So, all rabmlers are distinguished by abundant and long flowering, as well as beautiful shiny foliage, which retains its decorative effect until the very frost. These are frost-resistant varieties that are distinguished by disease resistance. Roses can grow in partial shade, but flowers are most decorative in open sunny areas.
- In just one to two years, a small Kampsis seedling turns into a gorgeous tree-like liana with a height of 3 to 5 meters, dotted with orange gramophonesIn addition, the vines growing on the supports act as a "living" barrier that protects the territory from dust, noise from the street and thereby improves the ecology of the site.Clematis is just a royal plant! It throws flowers of different diameters and colors and is perfect for decorating a garden and for entwining a gazebo or arch.
- This climbing flowering plant, winter hardy, pleases the eye with lush flowering. During this period, honeysuckle is a continuous flowering "cloud", because of which the foliage is not visible. Almost all types of honeysuckle emit a pleasant smell during flowering.Actinidia
- In early spring, with the first dissolution of the leaves, they will become an excellent decoration in the country. And thanks to the wide variety of annual varieties, vertical structures and supports can be decorated in different ways every year.Ivy is an evergreen vine that can be considered versatile. She really can climb any surface, among which there may be gazebos, walls, as well as fences and houses. Another plus of this plant is that it does not need any stretched supports or threads, because air suckers-roots appear on the shoots of its plants quickly and in large numbers. These roots can cling to just about anything. Even small cracks or protrusions are enough for ivy, which he will use as a ladder.
From the name alone of this plant, it is already clear that this climbing plant and its flowers will amaze the owner with a unique pleasant aroma. Another advantage of this plant is that these vines are rich in color palette. The richness of colors allows sweet peas to be both snow-white and brown.
If we talk about perennial plants, then the situation here is completely different. Perennial climbing plants include perennial vines that will not die in winter and will be able to exist normally not only in hot, but also in cold periods. As a result, such plants will delight the eye for several years. But these garden ones have their own minus: they grow and bloom much slower than annuals. But they do not require additional care for themselves, and by the second or third year of life, perennial plants will be able to please their owner with the scale and bright blossoming flowers.
Among Rabmlers there are groups of roses on which flowers are formed only on last year's shoots, the most popular varieties are Excels with crimson-red flowers, Dorothy Perkins with pink double flowers, as well as White Dorothy and Wartburg
Wisteria, clematis, climbing hydrangea, climbing roses are famous for their special attractiveness. But these plants are more finicky and require more care.
With the help of climbing plants, you can create a picturesque, elegant alley that meets and leads the owners and their guests from the gate to the door of the house.
14 unpretentious climbing plants for the garden
Those who choose climbing plants for the garden will soon appreciate their merits. Besides the fact that they grow at a high (sometimes, lightning-fast) speed, vines are decorated with decorative leaves or flowers. The main advantage that climbing plants have is that they do not take up much land. After all, their kingdom is not a horizontal, but a vertical surface.
What climbing plants for a summer residence to choose?
You can start with annuals. They are supposed to be sown in the spring, and completely removed from the garden in the fall. These vines will appeal to those who like to renew their vertical beds every year.
1. Purple morning glory
It is an annual liana that stretches up to 8 meters, so you can put arches for climbing plants next to it. Its leaves resemble hearts, and its flowers are gramophones. The size of the inflorescences ranges from 5 to 8 cm. The shade also varies from variety to variety: it can be white or pink, red or purple, solid or with contrasting spots and border.
These garden vines are unpretentious to care for. They don't even need to be re-planted every year. Seeds fall from their boxes to the ground in autumn, which successfully winter and germinate next year.
Another type of morning glory, the vines for the garden of which are decorated with pinnately dissected leaves with many small flowers. They resemble neat white or red stars.
Kvamoklit are such curly flowers for the garden, which will certainly wrap around all obstacles. Therefore, it is used to create beautiful garden sculptures.
3. Moonflower (moon-flowering morning glory)
The milky white gramophones of this plant for the gazebo are open only in cloudy weather. They can also be admired in the early morning or after sunset. Flowers grow up to 10 cm in diameter.
It belongs to the list of "Climbing plants for a fence, fast growing". It is used to decorate walls as it grows very high. Momordica belongs to pumpkin seeds, so its main decoration is the fruits: oblong and orange with bumpy skin.
Its curly annual vines create a solid carpet of greenery that is adorned with yellow-orange flowers. Moreover, each new bud appears from the bosom of the next leaf. Therefore, it seems that the whole plant is simply strewn with them.
It is considered one of the most beautifully flowering climbing plants. Its flowers are purple-red mini-umbrellas. They remain on the shoots until the end of October. It is necessary to sow Rhodochiton for seedlings in February.
When you want stability in decorating the garden, perennial loaches come to the rescue, which remain overwintering in their place, and next year they only continue to grow further. These plants have different needs to be aware of.
These perennial climbing plants for the garden decorate the cottage with lianas with huge flowers. They are demanding to care for, because they do not tolerate excessive moisture in the soil and direct sunlight. The presence of constant support and calmness is a prerequisite for planting them.
It is impossible to leave clematis without pruning at all. Since their whips can eventually move to the roof or pavilion, and sometimes even to a neighboring site. In terms of pruning, these climbing garden plants can vary greatly depending on the cultivar.
For example, alpine and mountain clematis lay flower buds in the second half of summer. Therefore, you need to trim them carefully, making a small correction in June. The total removal of shoots is only necessary for the complete rejuvenation of the plant.
Purple Clematis blooms once a year: on this year's shoots. This allows vines to be pruned every year, leaving only twenty centimeter stumps above the ground. Some varieties of clematis bloom twice a year. Therefore, it is recommended to shorten the shoots of these climbing plants in half in the fall.
8. Large-flowered campsis - excellent climbing plants for a gazebo
Its powerful vine grows every year and gets thicker. Gradually, it becomes covered with bark. The gazebo or fence will be securely covered with a tent of bright green leaves. Bell-shaped flowers, painted in an orange hue, hang in clusters on them.
These perennial loaches are not whimsical to care for. They only need formative pruning. In the central regions of Russia, young shoots can freeze from severe frosts. Therefore, they need to provide shelter for the winter.
In most regions of Russia it will not grow above 4 meters, although at home it can grow by 15 meters. Its oval leaves fall by autumn. White flowers up to 1.5 cm in diameter exude a pleasant aroma. By the end of the flowering season, they turn pink. This climbing plant for the garden in the fall retains its decorative effect, since bright red racemose polyberries remain on the branches.
Since lemongrass needs a support around which it will wrap around, it should be taken care of in advance. Caring for her consists in controlling the growth of branches. Chinese lemongrass also develops better if mulching the soil around its roots.
These perennial climbing plants for the gazebo, known to many gardeners, remain green all summer. The end of August is the time of transformation: the foliage acquires crimson-pink hues or purple. It is worth noting that the fruits are inedible.
In the matter of care, the main thing is that you need a very strong support for climbing plants - girlish grapes. Therefore, it is advisable to plant it along solid buildings.
In summer, it produces an excessive amount of side shoots. It is recommended to prune all vines in June. To do this, 2-3 leaves are supposed to retreat from the last brush and cut off.If there are no brushes on the lash at all, then a piece half a meter long must be removed from it.
Refers to shade-loving plants. These climbing plants are suitable for a fence or the northern wall of a building. Its shoots are covered with many small leaves. Therefore, the entire surface, shrouded in ivy, appears green. You can plant perennial plants near the gazebo, then they will stick around it all. Since the plant attaches its vines to everything that comes in its way with the help of suckers.
Ivy is unpretentious to care for. He easily tolerates pruning, which is indispensable. Since the plant can penetrate under the roof and damage the roof. In the central regions of Russia, it can freeze from low temperatures. But it is recovering quickly.
These perennial garden curly flowers are used to decorate a fence. You can use decorative varieties, such as Caprifoli or Brown, and edible. Honeysuckle honeysuckle is a densely branching curly shrub.
The leaves are elliptical and bunches of small flowers are located in the axils of the leaves. In addition to the decorative function, in the evening hours these curly flowers for the garden will delight you with a delicate aroma.
Caring for a climbing plant consists in the formation of shoots of the desired length and density. That is, when the main vine has reached the maximum, which is allotted to it, the top must be trimmed.
So it will be limited in growth and lateral shoots will begin to develop, which will add density to the shrub. Young honeysuckle (in the first three years of growth) can freeze in severe frosts. In this regard, it is recommended to cover it for the winter.
13. Kirkazon large-leaved
It is also called tube Kirkazon (Aristolochia macrophylla). Its curly vines attract attention with its decorative leaves. They are very large, cordate. All leaves are arranged according to the principle of tiles, therefore they create beautiful ornaments.
Flowers are difficult to see beneath this dense foliage. Moreover, they can only exist for a week, although more often they stay for a month. After flowering, fruit pods remain on the vines.
Caring for this loach consists of abundant watering, since the powerful leaves require a lot of water. Young plants in Russia are recommended to be removed from the support and covered for the winter. You can trim shoots at any time, it easily tolerates pruning.
These climbing plants for the garden grow well in partial shade. Therefore, these plants are planted along the fence. By the fall, pale green seedlings appear on the vines, which adorn the composition. Because they stand out decoratively against a darker background of foliage.
Hop maintenance consists of pruning in the fall. Since in winter, the entire aboveground part of the plant dies off. And in the spring, control the growth of new shoots. If you want lush greenery, then leave more of them.