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Vitis riparia 'Ania'
Frost Grape 'Ania'

Variety selected by Szczepan Marczyński is a vigorous climber with female flowers. Should there be a male plant (e.g. 'Tomek') in the vicinity, it yields edible but not very tasty fruit, especially attractive for birds. Light green leaves turn yellow in a..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland 2013.
Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves, fragrant flowers V, VI 10 m 1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun Zones 3 - 9
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun Zones 3 - 9

Vitis riparia 'Tomek'
Frost Grape 'Tomek'

A new Polish cultivar selected by Szczepan Marczyński. Vigorous climber with male, fragrant flowers. A good pollinator for female plants. Its light green leaves turn yellow in autumn. Climbs by means of tendrils. Undemanding, tolerant of draughts and sali..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland 2013.
Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves, fragrant flowers V, VI 10 m 1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun Zones 3 - 9
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun Zones 3 - 9

Vitis riparia
Frost Grape

A strong climber reaching 10 m (1-2 m of annual growth). Insignificant, fragrant flowers in June. Large leaves turn yellow in autumn. An undemanding, drought tolerant and fully hardy species. Recommended for covering tall fences and various supports as we..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves, fragrant flowers V, VI 10 m 1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun Zones 3 - 9
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun Zones 3 - 9

Parthenocissus inserta
Thicket Creeper

A vigorous, undemanding climber that climbs using leaf tendrils (without adhesive pads). Leaves, composed of 5 egg-shaped, coarsely toothed leaflets, are green in summer, and turn red in autumn. It attains a height of 10-20 m (1-2 m of annual growth). Gen..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves VI 10-20 m 1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun Zones 3 - 9
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun Zones 3 - 9

Vitis 'Zilga'
Wine Grape 'Zilga'

Vigorous climber with edible fruits. Light green leaves turn yellow in autumn. It climbs by means of tendrils that twine round the support. Inconspicuous, fragrant flowers in May and June. Violet-mauve edible berries are borne in October. Undemanding, dro..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves, fruits V, VI 10 m 2-4 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun Zones 3 - 9
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
2-4 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun Zones 3 - 9

Celastrus scandens ‘Bailumn’
American Bittersweet ‘Bailumn’

An attractive climber of exceptionally large, decorative orange coloured fruit. It does not require a pollinator to set fruit. A robust and undemanding cultivar. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Simple leaves, elliptical, glossy green turning yellow in autumn. Fruit ..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
friuts, leaves V, VI 5-10 m 1 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun Zones 3 - 9
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun Zones 3 - 9

Tripterygium regelii
Regel's Threewingnut

A slow growing scandent shrub with rigid widely spreading stems leaning against a support. Flowers small greenish white, gathered in large panicles, in late summer followed by pale green, 3-winged fruits. Brown stems. It has low soil requirements and suc..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
flowers VII, VIII 2-4 m 0.5 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun Zones 4 - 7
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
0.5 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun Zones 4 - 7

Vitis amurensis
Amur river grape

A vigorous climber (but a slower grower than Vitis coignetiae) with stunning, large (15-25 cm), 3-5 lobed leaves that turn crimson in autumn. Attains a height of 15 m with up to 2 m of annual growth. It has small soil requirements and is frost hardy. Nati..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves V, VI 15 m 2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun Zones 4 - 7
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun Zones 4 - 7

Celastrus rosthornianus
Rosthorn’s Staff Vine

A vigorous, undemanding vine with attractive leaves and decorative fruit. Flowers are unassuming, greenish in colour, borne in May. The fruit reach the full colour at the end of September or in October and remains attractive for a long time – beautifully ..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
friuts, leaves V, VI 7 m 1 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun Zones 4 - 8
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun Zones 4 - 8

Actinidia kolomikta 'Dr Szymanowski'
arctic kiwi 'Dr Szymanowski'

A striking dioecious climber, reaching up to 3-4m that will adorn any garden. Remarkable on account of the tri-colored variegation of many of its leaves, the terminal half being creamy-white, flushed pink and green. The variegation is not apparent on very..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves, edible fruits V 3-4 m 1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun Zones 4 - 8
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun Zones 4 - 8

Celastrus orbiculatus 'Diana'
Oriental Bittersweet 'Diana'

A strong-growing, twining vine reaching a height of 12 m. A female, profusely fruiting form. Tolerant of cold temperatures and various soil and light conditions. Lots of lovely roundish leaves, turning clear yellow in autumn. Striking yellow-red fruits (o..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
friuts, leaves V, VI 12 m 1-4 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun Zones 4 - 8
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-4 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun Zones 4 - 8

Celastrus orbiculatus 'Hercules'
Oriental Bittersweet 'Hercules'

A male form of a strong-growing, twining vine reaching a height of 12 m. Tolerant of cold temperatures and various soil and light conditions. Lots of lovely roundish leaves turning clear yellow in autumn. A good pollinator, ensures profuse fruiting of fem..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves V, VI 12 m 1-4 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun Zones 4 - 8
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-4 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun Zones 4 - 8

Actinidia kolomikta 'Adam'
arctic kiwi 'Adam'

A Polish male variety, remarkable on account of its variegated foliage. Leaves, white-green in May, become dramatically splashed with pink in June. The variegation appears in its second, third year after planting and is more prominent on leaves in full su..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves V 3-4 m 1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun Zones 4 - 8
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun Zones 4 - 8

Actinidia kolomikta 'Vitakola' PBR
arctic kiwi 'Vitakola' PBR

An excellent Czech cultivar yielding a bounty of tasty fruit, exceptionally large for this species. With its ornamental leaves and lemon scented flowers it is an attractive feature in any garden. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Fruit large, oval, 4-4.5 cm long, some..

Raised in Czech Republic by Jan Kola. Introduced in the market by Clematis The Source of Good Climbers in 2015.
Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves, edible fruit V 3-4 m 1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun Zones 4 - 8
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun Zones 4 - 8

Actinidia kolomikta 'Sentyabrskaya'
arctic kiwi 'Sentyabrskaya'

Exceptionally proliferating very hardy Ukraine female cultivar. White slightly lemon scented flowers borne In May. In order to bear fruit a plant requires about 130 days without frost. Tasty berries ripen in August and fall to the ground. Leaves either gr..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves, edible fruit V 3-4 m 1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun Zones 4 - 8
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun Zones 4 - 8

Wisteria macrostachia 'Blue Moon'
wisteria 'Blue Moon'

An American cultivar, highly frost hardy, blooming later than Asian wisterias. Its most admirable feature are the blue, fragrant flowers gathered in long inflorescences. It may be trained into a tree shape. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers blue, fragrant, gat..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
flowers VI, VIII 5-6 m 1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun Zones 4 - 9
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun Zones 4 - 9

Parthenocissus quinquefolia 'Yellow Wall' PBR
Virginia Creeper 'Yellow Wall' PBR

A variety derived by Szczepan Marczyński and offered for sale in 2011. It has large matt leaves, which are green in the summer and yellow in the autumn. It grows up to 10-20 m high, climbing with the tendrils tipped with few adhesive pads. This variety is..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. Introduced in 2011.
Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves VI 10-20 m 1-2 m 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow, sun Zones 4 - 9
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-2 m 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow, sun Zones 4 - 9

Parthenocissus quinquefolia var. engelmannii
Engelmann's Virginia Creeper, Engelmann's Ivy Plant

A popular self-clinging variety with numerous adhesive pads at tendrils’ ends that enable the plant to climb over smooth surfaces. Leaves compound, consisting of 5 elliptical lobes, pointy and dentate, dark green lustreless on the upper side and light gre..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves VI 10-20 m 1-2 m 1/4 sun, shadow, sun Zones 4 - 9
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-2 m 1/4 sun, shadow, sun Zones 4 - 9

Parthenocissus quinquefolia var. murorum
Virginia Creeper 'Murorum'

A strong-growing, self-clinging vine adhering itself to supports by means of adhesive pads at the ends of leaf tendrils - commonly referred to as "Virginia Creeper". Tall-growing, reaches a height of 10-20 m (1-2 m of annual growth). Fully hardy, healthy ..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves VI 10-20 m 1-2 m 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow, sun Zones 4 - 9
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-2 m 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow, sun Zones 4 - 9

Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Virginia Creeper

A strong-growing, self-clinging vine adhering itself to supports by means of leaf tendrils - commonly referred to as "Virginia Creeper". Tall-growing, reaches a height of 10-20 m (1-2 m of annual growth). A fully hardy, healthy and undemanding species. Gr..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves VI 10-20 m 1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun Zones 4 - 9
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun Zones 4 - 9