Growth Type: Spillers / Trailers / Cascaders

Many climbing annuals with a rather weak or loose stem structure tend to develop a pendulous habit... that is, they lend themselves well as trailing or cascading plants on a facade greening when planted for this purpose. Under our plant profiles you can click on a specific plant species to find out if the plant expresses this characteristic. Plants with a 'spilling' growth habit do not require extra trellis supports, so large walls can get lush coverage at a relatively low cost by haging downwards over the wall from a garden bed or planting strip near the top of the wall. Unsightly retaining walls are good candidates for such a greening.