The Best Oklahoma Pergola Plants

Best pergola plants

A pergola can be a breathtaking addition to your yard. It can provide decoration and shade, and it’s great for growing vines and flowers on. A pergola covered with flowering plants is gorgeous in the spring and summer months, and there are lots of beautiful climbing plants that grow well on them that grow well in Oklahoma. We have compiled a list of some of our favorite Oklahoma pergola climbing plants.

Roses

Roses

Roses are beautiful, classic flowers and many varieties climb well. They provide great coverage through the entire season, and are easy to grow. If your pergola is in full sun, facing south or west, Gloire de Dijon, Constance Spry, or Rambling Rector roses flourish. If your pergola faces north or east, Madame Plantier, New Dawn, and Kathleen Harrop roses are your best picks.

Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle

Did you know there are more than 180 different types of honeysuckles? Almost all of them climb, and it only takes one plant to cover up your entire pergola. Honeysuckles also release a very pleasant scent which increases after the sun goes down. They need to be watered well and fertilized in the spring, and they grow quickly. You can view more growing tips here.

Jasmine

Jasmine

Jasmine is another fragrant plant that can be smelled throughout your yard. It grows annually in cooler climates, but if you live in an area with warmer weather, it will bloom all year long. Its intense blooming will cover your pergola with flowers, leaving a beautiful summer look. To set up the growth on a pergola, the jasmine stems must be tied to the pergola loosely with plastic zip-ties and then watered two to three times a week.

Ivy

Ivy

If your pergola is in a shady area, flowering plants might not be the best fit for you. However, if you still want good coverage that really pops, ivy is the best choice for you. Ivy is a low maintenance plant, and it tolerates weather well and stays green.

Grape Vine

Grape Vine

Grape vines are one of the best climbing plants, so these will grow all over your pergola. They will add a unique, classy look to your outdoor space. They give a great amount of shade, and they also produce juicy grapes to pick throughout the season.

While there are many different kinds of plants that grow on your pergola, the simplest can make the biggest presence. Growing plants on your pergola can add the perfect touch to your yard. Interested in purchasing a pergola or gazebo? Contact us today.