Deciduous climbers

Wisteria is a deciduous climber

Climbing plants are often used to achieve privacy and / or in some corner of the garden or terrace. For this reason, evergreen species are chosen, but the truth is that the deciduous ones are very interesting, since there are many that produce showy flowers such as wisteria, or that the green color of their leaves becomes reddish or orange in fall.

So, Why not give deciduous vines a try? Here you have a selection of the most beautiful, take a look.

Actinidia kolomikta

We start with the Actinidia kolomikta, a rather small climber than grows to 4-5 meters tall. Its leaves are green, but when it blooms it is possible to see its small white flowers, similar to those of the almond tree (Almond), although they are not related. Due to its origin, it resists intense frosts very well.

Actinidia is a rustic climber

Image - Wikimedia / Agnieszka Kwiecień, Nova


Actinidia is a fast growing climber

Image - Wikimedia / Alexander Dunkel

Red bignonia (Campsis radicans)

La red bignonia or campsis is a deciduous climbing plant that reaches 10 meters in height. Its leaves are pinnate, green, and really pretty, but what is most striking are its flowers, which are grouped in clusters during the summer and fall, and are orange or reddish. It likes both the sun and semi-shade, and it resists frost.

The red bignonia is a deciduous plant

Campsis are deciduous climbers that have red flowers

Image - Wikimedia / Alexander Dunkel

Bougainvillea (Bouganvillea)

La bougainvillea or Santa Rita as it is sometimes called, it is a climber that in climates without frost is perennial, but in Spain it tends to shed its leaves in autumn. It can measure up to 12 meters in height, and blooms during the spring, summer, and sometimes also in the fall. Of course, it needs support to climb, and protection against frost, although it supports up to -2ºC.


Bougainvillea is a climber that blooms in spring

Image - Flickr / Manuel Romero

Bougainvillea is a plant that behaves like it is deciduous in temperate climates

Flower of the Passion (Passiflora caerulea)

The passion flower, or blue passionflower, is a vine with slender stems that reaches a maximum height of 20 meters. Like bougainvillea, if the climate is mild it does not lose its leaves, but it does so in temperate climates. It blooms in spring, producing numerous bluish-white flowers up to 8 centimeters in diameter as long as there is no lack of light. It resists frost.

The passion flower is a climber with blue flowers

Image - Wikimedia / Franz van Duns


The passion flower is a deciduous climber

Image - Wikimedia / HombreDHojalata

Wisteria (wisteria sinensis)

La wisteria, or wisteria, is a vigorous climber that they can reach 20 meters in height if they have support. Its leaves are compound, bipinnate, and the flowers are grouped in hanging clusters up to 40 centimeters long. It resists moderate frosts very well, but not alkaline soils.

Wisteria is a deciduous plant

Wisteria is a very rustic climber

Climbing hydrangea (hydrangea petiolaris)

La climbing hydrangea is a deciduous plant that grows up to 25 meters high. The leaves fall in winter, but not before turning a light ocher color. During spring the flower clusters sprout from its branches, and they have white flowers. To be well it needs shade or semi-shade, and soils with a low pH, between 4 and 6.

The climbing hydrangea is a plant that loses its leaves in winter

Image - Wikimedia / A. Bar


The climbing hydrangea is a deciduous that has white flowers

Image - Wikimedia / Athantor

Yellow Jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum)

El yellow jasmine it is one of the few that has the deciduous leaf. In fact, it is also known as winter jasmine for that reason. Reaches 6 meters in height approximately, and blooms in early spring, producing yellow flowers. They do not have that intense aroma that usually characterizes other jasmine, but it resists frost very well and grows both in the sun and in semi-shade.

The winter jasmine is a climber that loses its leaves and blooms in winter

Image - Flickr / Amanda Slater


Yellow jasmine has yellow flowers

Image - Wikimedia / Hanson59

Honeysuckle (Lonicera)

The plant known as honeysuckle It is a shrub with climbing or creeping branches that reaches a height of between 3 and 6 meters approximately. It blooms in spring, producing small white flowers, and in autumn with the arrival of the cold it runs out of its foliage. It grows in shade, and supports frost.

Lonicera is a deciduous climber from Japan

Image - Wikimedia / Mokkie // lonicera japonica


Lonicera implexa is a deciduous climbing shrub

Image - Flickr / Joan Simon // lonicera implexa

Virgin vine (Parthenocissus)

The virgin vine, both the Parthenocissus tricuspidata and Parthenocissus quinquefolia, is a fast growing deciduous climber. It can measure between 6 and 7 meters long, and the most interesting thing is that it does not need support: thanks to its tendrils, it climbs without problems on surfaces. In addition, in autumn he dresses in red. And it resists moderate frosts.

The virgin vine turns red in autumn

Image - Wikimedia / Lazaregagnidze // Parthenocissus tricuspidata


The virgin vine is a climber that dresses in red during the fall before the cold arrives

Parthenocissus quinquefolia in autumn.

Do you know any other deciduous climbing plants?

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