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    mashelly
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    What plant would be good to climb a pergola? and does not shed its leaves and do well in hot hot summers and frosty winters?

    Cheers

    #484231
    porgey
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    I love jasmine as it is quick growing, evergreen, has a lovely perfume and tolerates temperature extremes. However, like all plants it will drop leaves & flowers and will always need a prune to maintain shape & cover.

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    Ashram
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    The Orange Trumpet creeper (Pyrostegia venusta) is a quite pretty evergreen vine, and you get your colour in Winter not summer like most others. Its from South America and is drought and frost tolerant but prefer a warm climate and should do well in WA. Can be a little hard to find though.

    #484233
    mum2twins
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    Nellie Kellie Passionfruit??

    #484234
    mashelly
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    I looked up the Orange Trumpet creeper its beautiful the fact it flowers in winter is kinda nice really a nice splash of color..

    got 2 passionfruit already wanted something a little different thanks thou

    #484235
    weaver
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    Wysteria, Banksia rose -evergreen and so pretty you could do a white and a yellow and that would look beautiful. Banana passionfruit -tolerates cold very well. Grapevine -ornamental or fruiting. So many to choose from and not enough pergolas! :laugh:

    #484236
    mashelly
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    Ok …I bought 2 white banksia roses and 2 yellow ones… I also bought a jasmine climber…2 Hardenbergia Happy Wanderer(climbing voilet)..and seeds for a white climbing hydranea

    thank you everyone we should be well shaded around the property,once everything grows

    #484237
    bluezbandit
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    Wow how big is this pergola? Must be huge with all those plants!

    Deb

    #484238
    porgey
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    Just what I thought Deb,

    #484239
    mashelly
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    i have a few place that i need to cover..one for the front porch..the roses over the new pergola we are building at the moment another over the the brew house to help keep it cool

    #484240

    Even tho they do shed their leaves, grape vines provide shade in summer and let the sun in in winter, supply fruit and last but not least, give mulch.

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