Climbers – Summary

This table gives information typically used in the specification of climbers.  It is important to realise that plants are variable and growth varies between species and seasons.  For this reason the details within the table give general, accepted dimensions and terms for the specification of climbers but there are always well grown and healthy plants which are exceptions.   A knowledge of the product and its production methods are important factors when specifying plants.

Values shown in bold type indicate the more typical for the range.

OVERALL HEIGHT ROOT PROTECTION SIZE OF CONTAINER HABIT MIN. NO. OF BKS/SHOOTS CANE or FRAMEWORK NOTES
Range or minimum in cms B = bagged (bareroot)
C = container
Min size or size range given in LITRES unless otherwise indicated
40-60, 60-80, 80-100, 100-150, 150-200 C 0.5(P9), 1(P11),1.5(P13), 2, 3, 4, 5, 7.5, 10, 15 Branched; 2, 3 or 2/3 Cane or Framework e.g. Jasminum spp.
40-60, 60-80, 80-100, 100-150, 150-200 C 0.5(P9), 1(P11),1.5(P13), 2, 3, 4, 5, 7.5, 10, 15 Single or Several Shoots; 2, 3 or 2/3 Cane or Framework e.g. Actinidia spp., Clematis spp., Lonicera spp, Parthenocissus spp.
125 + cm. B Several Shoots; 2/3 Cane Very uncommon;Parthenocissus quinquefoliaand vigorous cvs. only

Other Details

Where appropriate other criteria can be specified. The following are examples:

Criterion Qualification Notes
Origin/Provenance British grown Refer to Part 1. Note that British grown is not reliably British provenance or origin
British Provenance
Local Provenance