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Fastest growing climbing plants.

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  1. K78

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    I’ve just built a 13m x 4m retaining wall with stepped sides. We will be creating sloped banks either side of the wall.

    I’ve been looking at various plants, burning bush, Virginia creeper and emerald spreader to name a few.

    I was hoping to get some suggestions for quick growing plants, that will cover the huge wall and banks.

    Thanks
     
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    I’ll take one tomo.

    It was raining as I was leaving the site.
     
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    Hi K78
    I have virginia creeper (parthenoccissus Henryana) which is growing around my gazebo, it's pretty fast growing (4 plants which I will be cutting back and digging out when the time is right if anyone would like them) but i used to have boston ivy which i think is faster growing.
     

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    I'm impressed :biggrin:.

    Have you thought about whether you want an evergreen climber?

    Climbers don't keep on growing bigger - they do have a maximum height/spread - so look at this as well :thumbsup:.
     
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    Virginia creeper is my fav so far. Red leaves look great.

    Thanks for the advice.

    Evergreen and low maintainence would be great.

    I’ve been looking at shrubs and grasses for the side banks and top of the wall.
     
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    I like ivy. Evergreen low maintenance, flowers when it gets going and the birds love it :) I know many would disagree though :redface:
    Sounds like you're doing a big job there, best of luck :dbgrtmb:

    If you want really quick there's always Russian vine but it is certainly not low maintenance, i know you have a big area but I'm not sure if this plant ever stops growing :snorky:
     
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      It’s all part of a self build project.

      If anyone ever needs a cost effective retaining wall. Concrete Lego is pretty much unbeatable.
       
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        That's some project! Hats off to you :dbgrtmb:
         
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        Starting to make progress now. Thank god.

        I just read that September us the best time to plant grass. I’m tempted to sew the sides and top with seed and have a “telly tubby” wall.
         
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          Sounds fab, I love it! But think about how you would mow it :rolleyespink: You could go for a wild flower look but you are right, now is the time to sow seed or lay turf.
           

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