Roses and clematis growing up garden structures by Classic Garden Elements

Clematis Climbing Aid

Clematis Climbing Aid

Clematis are popular climbing flowers that can grow several metres tall. They are mostly planted in August, so the roots can sprout quickly in the warm soil. Once planted, the next step is supporting their growth with climbing aids. Aids such as welded wires or wire mesh are not always visually attractive and we believe climbing aids should blend in, or enhance, the aesthetic of the surroundings.

The Clematis comes from Asia but is widespread all over the world. There are up to 200 subspecies, some of which reach heights of up to 10 metres with the right fertilization, care, watering and winter protection. When it comes to climbing aids, it has been proven that Clematis grow better on thinner rods. The metal climbing aid should have vertical and horizontal bars. If the Clematis grows near a house wall, the back should be well-ventilated and stick out up to 10 centimeters.

You need to think of the metal trellis or climbing aid when you are planting, because after a year it is difficult to untangle the shoots without pruning. If a metal trellis is attached to a house wall, the main shoots should be guided through the trellis in a fan shape. While the Clematis like to blossom in the sun, the roots like the shade. The bottom 40 centimetres should therefore ideally be shaded, for example, with perennials that are not too prone to spreading, such as Bluebells. It is also important to avoid waterlogging.


Roses and Clematis on Residential Walls

Buy Clematis plant supports online from the manufacturer

Our customers often buy classic metal trellises for house walls. The distance between the façades is usually 10 centimetres, but the metal fence rails from Classic Garden Elements are available in many sizes and measurements. Most trellises are around 200 centimetres high and are made of solid tubular steel. The entire climbing aid is galvanized and powder-coated. As the manufacturer of the trellis, we can customise the sizes to suit your needs. In addition, any available RAL colour is possible for a small surcharge.

Special orders are delivered within six weeks with a 10-year rust guarantee. The rust guarantee and our top-of-the-line quality are fantastic value for money. Cheaper and lower quality trellises will sooner or later start to rust and partially contaminate your house wall, so will need replacing. Our Clematis climbing aids are made by hand and the high quality is clearly visible. It is important to consider both the vertical and horizontal growth of the Clematis. The shoots need space in both directions to grow to their full potential. Ideally, the climbing aid is attached to a residential wall to allow for this space. The protruding roof serves as rain protection and the foliage protects against moisture and fungal diseases such as Clematis wilt.


Tips for Caring for Clematis

Firstly, the spot you decide to plant them in should be sunny for the shoots, leaves and flowers—but the roots like the shade. The soil must contain humus and be well-drained. Ideally, only the roots are watered, as wet leaves regularly attract fungal spores. Clematis need potassium, so they should be provided with potassium or a Clematis-specialised fertilizer every two months. The plant should be cut after flowering and the tendrils that are too long should be shortened by a maximum of 50%. Since the Clematis only blooms for four weeks on the trellis, a clever hobby gardener can combine it with a climbing rose that blooms several times. Here you can find all available Clematis climbing aids in our online shop.