Greening Tips

Whatever you intend to green with climbing plants -- whether a freestanding trellis wall, house wall,  balcony, or a terrace roof-- selecting the most appropriate plant species (and sometimes even the right variety within the species) along with the right trellis is crucial. Location, light and wind conditions, as well as maintenance requirements all factor in when choosing a climbing plant for your green wall. In addition to the individual plant profiles, you will find tips in this section on various topics related with climbing-plant greening. If you'd like to read about specific greening examples, such as the greening of a wall, garage, carport or pergola, look under our first main section "Ideas."

Vertical greening: old spinning mill in Leipzig / Saxony
Vertical greening, old spinning mill in Leipzig / Saxony


Sun, wind, and water

Plant Rings & Borders

Cobblestone, natural stone

Container Gardening

Greening with potted pants

Growth Type

Creepers, twiners, and co.


Deep green in winter

Mixed Greening

Combining different plants on one wall


Pruning and care

Building Damage

Risks with climbing plants?