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Tip - Berberis for north and east-facing walls and Actinidia kolomikta for south and west

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Climbing plants for east-facing and north-facing walls

North-facing walls are sunless and cold places creating less-than-ideal growing conditions. However there are a number of plants able to cope with these conditions well. East-facing walls can also be quite cold as they only receive morning sunlight; however this extra sunlight allows you to grow a wider choice of plants. Take care when choosing plants for east-facing walls as the early morning sunlight in the winter and spring can cause damage to frozen buds and leaves. Rapid thawing of the buds and leaves can cause cell damage resulting in browning or withering. Evergreen climbing plants and shrubs such as Camellias are particularly susceptible to this.

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