Plants are the essence of the world, and it is one of those things which upon waking up we like to see be it a flower, tree, or a tree bearing some fruits. Plants have a special place in our lives. The enjoyment of watering them first thing in the morning before you go running off to catch a train and head off to work is something else. Now, there are various types of plants; as of now, we will be focusing on climbing plants or as they say, Fast-growing climbers. You probably know what these types of plants look like or else you won’t be wandering around here.

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For starters, these plants try to catch on anything to take support to move towards the sunlight. There are hundreds of various types of climbers, today we’ll have a look at a bunch of them and also we will give an inside look of how they are useful, and we can convince you that you should get them. We’ll provide you with the buying process too. Let’s begin.

To ease it out for the gardener in you, we’ve provided the links to buy the plants below every mentioned item so that after reading about it you can go on and make your decision as soon as you want. Now let’s see some of the best options available out there.

Top 10 Fast Growing Climbers :

1. Fallopia (Mile-A-Minute) – Best for Side Walls and Garden Walls.

The Fallopia baldschuanica also as a nickname, it goes by the Russian mile or Mile a Minute. This plant is rather easy to find, and you won’t be needing to go through a lot of hassle since it’s simple to grow, so easy that it may even become so much in so little that you wouldn’t notice. The climber is always described as a very vigorous and fast climber. As far as awards go, this climber was selected by the Royal Horticultural Society to win the Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

As mentioned earlier, the climber is a fast-growing one, and it can reach up to 13ft within a year, so we would suggest growing this under a wide area so that you won’t be facing any troubles in the future. It is a deciduous plant which means that it is not evergreen and drops leaves during autumn. Also, it looks elegant trying to climb over the walls which give it a vintage look somehow. It bears small green leaves with small cream coloured leaves which separate the two.

Position: Complete sun or partial shade
Soil Type: any poor to moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
Rate of growth: extremely fast-growing
Flowering period: August and September
Hardiness: fully hardy

2. Wisteria (Amethyst Falls) – Best Suited for Outdoor Walls

There are tons of varieties of the Wisteria. However, we choose the Amethyst Falls to enter our list today. It is possibly one of the most beautiful flowering climbers, and it could be the flowers you choose for your wedding. The Wisteria gives the garden and entire revamped look, at first glance the flowers make you move towards it, it is that attractive. It is one of the fast-growing climbers as we’ve mentioned before and it is mostly found growing in North America to Asia.

You won’t be needing that big of space since the wisteria is very suitable for a smaller place. However, sometimes they can grow up to 15 ft, and it requires some wire or garden frame to climb up. One of the best thing about this wisteria is that it bears flowers while young. Whereas, others take a reasonable amount of time before blossoming. One thing to keep in mind is it needs full sun to grow, or fertile well-drained soil to grow in the shade. If kept in deep shade, the wisteria will not blossom any flowers; You should keep that in mind.

Position: Complete sun or partial shade
Soil Type: fertile, moist but well-drained
Flowering period: May to June
Hardiness: fully hardy

3. Climbing Hydrangea – For Balcony and Fences

Climbing Hydrangea comes from the deciduous flowering vine family; these are some of the best climbers in the market. If you are someone who has a light shade and would like to plant something over, this is your go-to fast growing climber. These fast growing climbers use a clingy root to attach themselves and get comfortable with the walls and the garden frame to grow towards the sun. So about the growing capacity, well, I think you might need a tad bit of a bigger space for this one to grow because it sometimes does reach the maximum level of 50ft once they get going.

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  • Propagation methods: Layering, Semi-ripe cuttings
  • Can get aphids, capsid bug, glasshouse red spider mite and hydrangea scale
  • Generally disease free
However, in the initial days, they are a bit slower to grow so do not panic once they start there’s no stopping them. Once they get a reliable source of support, they get comfy and spread out their roots and cover large areas quickly to maintain growth and stability. It contains a cluster of fertile flowers with a ring of even larger infertile flowers. The vine grows very well in full sun or light shade as mentioned in the above passage. During the summers it is necessary to provide some afternoon shade to keep the growing process on in a smooth way.

Position: Sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Fertile, well-drained soil
Rate of growth: Slow at first, then medium
Flowering period: June to August
Hardiness: fully hardy
Pruning: none required

4. Parthenocissus Quinquefolia (Virginia Creeper) – Best for Fences

Do not be intimidated by the name, and it is an excellent all-round deciduous growing climber which capable of growing in any situation including shade which some of the climbers are not able to. This plant bears leaves with a green colour and during the autumn it comes with a beetroot finish on the leaves which is just plain beautiful to watch and arguably the most good looking autumn display of colours.

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The Quinquefolia belongs to the Vitaceae family of grapes and is a prolific climber which is capable of reaching heights of 20-30m. The Virginia creeper is found a lot in India on the house walls of Kashmir. It tends to grow in more sheltered, exposed areas with the help of sunlight. Planting it in a fertile but well-drained soil helps it to improve around 12 meters tall with a spread of about 8 meters.

Position: Complete sun or shade
Soil Type: Fertile, well-drained soil
Rate of growth: fast-growing
Flowering period: June to August
Hardiness: fully hardy

5. Climbing Roses (Altissimo) – For Balcony and Gardens<

Roses are very common to find nowadays. These are very fast growing climbers hence making it into the list. There are a ton of varieties of climbing Roses; it is hard to name each of them, so we are looking at general fast growing climbers which happen to be the Altissimo. This kind of a climber comes with a cluster of small buds was opening up to a vibrant red single flower which is just a stunning piece of nature.

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  • Nothing beats the sight and scent of traditional English climbing roses dripping from an archway!
  • Producing a fabulous fragrance wafting on the breeze, especially on warm days.
  • Perfect for climbing up to 4.5m they're ideal up trellises, arches, walls or fences.
The Altissimo is accompanied by a couple of leaves which look oil-painted and are green in colour. The Altissimo is a small climbing rose, or it can even be a pillar climber with a little help from a pergola. The rose climbers are very well known for the fragrance it embodies.

Position: Complete sun or lightly dappled shade
Soil Type: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: July and September
Hardiness: fully hardy

6. Clematis Montana – Long Garden Walls

Before you ask, no it is not part of the Hannah Montana family. It is a proud member of the Ranunculaceae group which happens to have more than 300 species and hundreds of hybrids. The Clematis Montana is an early flowering plant of the genus Clematis. It is a vigorous deciduous climber hence making it on to our list. Montana also has a nickname which is ‘by the way.’

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Montana blooms from the base to the top with a medium growing cultivar in the middle which bears a pink rose flower that blooms mostly during the spring. This Plant also happens to have a cluster of buds on the growing body which are beautiful to look at, and while makes a good photograph. It gives out a vanilla-scented flavour and is found in sheltered or exposed places of the garden with full sun or partial shade.

Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil Type: fertile, well-drained, neutral soil
Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
Flowering period: May and June
Hardiness: fully hardy

7. Humulus Lupulus – For Fences (Away from Winds)

Even though the name of this climber is rather amusing, it is a beneficial flower especially the female plant which is used in the process of beer making. It helps to remove the bitter and the pungent aroma of the beer in full. It is also known as a Common hop. This shoots up in early spring and sleeps back during the autumn.

This is ideally suited for sheltered positions and grows very well when planted south facing or west facing in such a position that it receives full sun or partial shade. It is one of the more active types of climbers out there with a rather oddly shaped yellow leaves coming out with more of the small yellow flowers. Most of the time the Common Hop prefers moist and well-drained soil which will allow it to grow up to 8m or more.

Position: Complete sun
Soil Type: fertile, well-drained, humus-rich soil
Rate of growth: vigorous
Flowering period: September
Hardiness: fully hardy

8. Lonicera Periclymenum (Honeysuckle) – For Gardens and Walls

The Lonicera Periclymenum is yet another breed of the fast-growing climbers which goes by the nickname Honeysuckle. Its is a traditional garden shrub which is often seen in gardens growing alongside the garden frame, pergola or the walls and fences. It generally blossoms during the June and August months and comes with different colours such as pink, light yellow or the most common creamy white. The flowers and the buds are shaped like a trumpet which sends out a scent.

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Lonicera periclymenum Fragrant Cloud Honeysuckle Sweetly Scented Cream and Magenta Flowers in Summer 1 Litre Pot
  • Clusters of large fragrant magenta and cream flowers in summer
  • Scented flowers loved by bees and pollinators
  • Can be grown in sun or part shade or full sun
Some of the honeysuckles are deciduous whereas the others are evergreen and semi-evergreen. The leaves of the honeysuckle are green in colour and are mostly oval-shaped.

Position: Complete sun or partial shade
Soil Type: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
Flowering period: May and June
Hardiness: fully hardy

9. Clematis Armandii – Best for Large Walls

The Armandii most of the times blossoms during the Spring, however, you can also see a bunch of them during the fall or winter if it is mild around your place. Armandii needs the proper sun with a light shade which can help them grow to about 16ft, as for the soil, it’s better to keep them a little damp, deep and cold to produce it. The Armandii belongs to the Ranunculaceae family.
These are well suited to climb walls and ceilings and also for container growing. The main thing to keep in mind before planting this is to make sure to keep the foot of the plant in the shade while the head grows towards the sun.

Position: Complete sun
Soil Type: fertile, well-drained
Rate of growth: fast-growing
Flowering period: early spring
Hardiness: Frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas)

10. Trachelospermum Jasminoides (Star Jasmine) – For Balcony and terrace

The Trachelospermum Jasminoides is originated from Japan and the Far East. It is mainly called the Star Jasmine because of the way the flowers resemble. It is a part of the vigorous and medium-sized evergreen shrub community with glossy but dark green leaves which separates it from the creamy white ‘star’ shaped jasmines.

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Trachelospermum jasminoides Evergreen Star Jasmine Climbing Plant 1 Litre Pot
  • Evergreen climbing plant with sweetly scented flowers through summer
  • Needs protection from frost, can be grown outside in a warm, sheltered spot, or grow in a container...
  • Flowers very attractive for bees
This is often found during late spring. It blossoms an abundance of clusters which give out a sweet fragrance. The Star Jasmine is most commonly used as a climbing vine over the fences, arbours or the concrete walls of your house.

Position: Complete sun
Soil Type: Fertile, well-drained soil
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: June to August
Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection)

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Where to buy?

Now you could want to step out of your couches and sit on your car to go towards your nearest plant nursery to get hands-on anyone of the below-mentioned climbers. However, the climbers which we have mentioned below are some of the vigorous and fast growing climbers, and it’s tough to find them in your local nursery. Although, we have a solution for that. These type of plants are straightforward to find on, and the best part about it is you don’t have to leave your couch, at all!

Final Words:

So these were the top ten Fast Growing Climbers. With a wide variety of options, it may be confusing to choose one but it’s completely up to you. Just make sure to check for the soil type and Position and decide based on that. We have already listed the growth speed as well so if you need very fast growing climbers to quickly decorate your house, you can do that too.

Feel free to comment below if you have any kind of query related to Climbers or if you have any kind of suggestions we will surely look at it and try to help you out.

William Everly

William Everly is a horticulturist and gardening expert specializing in tree and shrub gardening. With over 25 years of experience, he has developed a deep understanding of the unique challenges and rewards of cultivating a diverse range of trees and shrubs. His approach to gardening combines traditional techniques with innovative methods, making him a sought-after consultant and speaker. His work is a testament to his love for gardening and his commitment to educating others about the importance of green spaces.


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    Cohen Nick Reply

    The soil in my garden is not so fertile but still i am going to try put a climber.

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    My house will be ready after a few months, maybe December. Just wondering if i can grow a climber in winter.

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    Fallopia is your go to if you want which grows really fast. I mean really really fast.

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    Money plant is also a great climber. It is one of the most common one you will find.

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    Goldberg Maxim Reply

    Climber plant or creepers plant. Very confused help me out.

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    Any climber which can be grown in dark? i checked but most of them need a partial sun at least.

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      Amelia Wilson Reply

      There are very fewer options available for climbers that grow in dark.

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    I have star jasmine since 4 years in the backyard. My mom just love it and thanks for the great guide finally i might try something else.

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    Irvine Eddie Reply

    Clematis Montana or the Clematis Armandii ? i want something which is more flowery.

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      Amelia Wilson Reply

      Both of them are a good options. You can pick one depending upon the flower type. I would choose Clematis Montana.

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    I see most of the recommendation are good for growing in the garden, that’s nice but any suggestions when i want to grow them in a pot?

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    Can i buy a already grown climber for my house? i don’t want to wait for it to grow, no idea how it works but still waiting for your comment.

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    The Virginia Creeper is my favorite climber of all time. It can grow more than 10 meters in height.

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    What can I use to grow my herb around Ten Feet Tall? My strawberry Kush has already reached 7 plus feet!! The buds are between 8 and 22 in any and all help would be helpful thanks!! and always keep it normal

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    Have a new 20m fence down one side of the garden- quite shady with occasional sun- I’d like fast climbers with flame-like colours- reds, oranges, yellows etc
    All ears??

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    Have 250 ft rock wall around the water.
    Want to avoid weed eating grass and give the wall accent of color if possible.
    It is full sun and I am in zone 4

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    • Does this climber plant attract insect ?
    • can you tell how large enough pot this climbers need ? I will wait for your reply but soon please

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