Top 3 Climbers for wire & wooden fences:
Today’s post is on our top 3 climbers for covering wire and wooden fences. We will also be writing a post on our top climbers for growing on pergolas, trellises and growing supported against walls etc.
Senecio tamoides – Canary creeper
This indigenous plant is a fast-growing climber with semi-succulent stems and leaves. It can grow up to between 3-4m depending, and usually has a spread of about 2m. It is usually evergreen but in very cold areas can behave in a semi-deciduous manner by dying back slightly in winter but coming back in spring beautifully. The leaves are ivy like and masses of bright yellow daisy-like flowers are borne during late summer and autumn, creating a jaw-dropping show. These flowers are also aromatic and attract butterflies. In nature, it is usually found growing in full sun or semi-shade is water-wise and is not too particular as to what type of soil it grows in.