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I live in the outer Hebrides and am looking for wind resistant climbers, 30-40mph is fairly normal in the winter and sometimes in the summer



Hi Peatcuttersmother, nice to hear from a fellow Scot. I am in Glasgow so I don't have the same problems as you. A wind break of shrubs might help you to grow other plants. Trees I imagine bend in the wind. I should look around your neighbours and see what solutions they have.

9 Jun, 2018


Whew! That's windy! In Flagstaff, Arizona, where the wind never stops blowing, the most common climbers are Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans), Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia), and Blueberry Climber (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata). Granted, all of these things are normally grown on walls, which ameliorate the wind, not on arbors or free-standing trellises.

9 Jun, 2018


Do you want them to climb up the house or other wall or on trellis (if it would survive...?) There's always good old ivy - so many varieties, some more vigorous than others. Pyracantha doesn't climb but it can be trained flat against a wall with support from wires.

9 Jun, 2018


I have a nice Pyracantha with orange berries.

12 Jun, 2018


You are listed as living in USA? On what are you going to grow these climbers. I have lived in my house for over 40 years and our garden suffers from constant wind. Welcome to GOY. We can offer advice if you give us some more information.

17 Jun, 2018

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