|I have a backyard where I have a partial shade garden in front of a stone wall. Here and there I have some hardwood trees that I left for fall coloring. I was wondering how well A climbing rose shrub would grow in partial shade and how fast it would grow if applicable? thanks for all your help! Justin S. from NH
|Answer from NGA
May 26, 2010
|I'm afraid shade tolerance in roses is a myth. You'll be encouraging diseases, and a climbing rose will climb but won't bloom. You might consider planting more shade tolerant vines such as Pipevine (Dutchman's Pipe) grows in full sun to part shade; twining; deciduous. Climbing Hydrangea (Japanese Hydrangea-vine, Chinese Hydrangea-vine) grows in light shade to part shade in a consistently moist site; Virginia Creeper grows in full sun to full shade; clinging; tolerates dry sites. Hope one of these suggestions works well in your garden.
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