Climber

Banana passionfruit

Banana passionfruit

Forms large masses, growing rapidly and smothering the forest canopy.

Bat-wing passionflower

Bat-wing passionflower

Named after its batwing shaped leaves and flowers that are very similar to the passionfruit flower.  

Blue morning glory

Blue morning glory

Pantropical plant naturalised in 1950. Introduced to New Zealand as an attractive garden plant that flowers year round.

Cathedral bells

Cathedral bells

Also called cup-and-saucer vine, the flowers are green and smelly when young, then turn deep purple.

Chilean flame creeper

Chilean flame creeper

A climbing plant with coiling tendrils that allow it to climb up into the tree canopy.

Chocolate vine

Chocolate vine

Clusters of brown-purple flowers with a vanilla fragrance from August to October.

Climbing asparagus

Climbing asparagus

A slender, scrambling climber with green, twining stems up to 2m long.

Climbing dock

Climbing dock

Scrambling or low climbing plant with kumara-like woody tubers with yellow flesh. 

Climbing spindle berry

Climbing spindle berry

A deciduous, woody stemmed climber which grows up to 15m into trees. 

Creeping gloxinia

Creeping gloxinia

Native to Mexico, its seeds have wings to help them to be carried along in winds.

English Ivy

English Ivy

Rampant climber with stout woody stems that will attach to almost anything.

German ivy

German ivy

Scrambling vine  with thin, soft, glossy, hairless leaves that are ivy-shaped.

japanese-honeysuckle

Japanese honeysuckle

A vigorous climber with long, wiry stems that twine clockwise. It can grow up to 15m a year.

Jasmine

Jasmine

Very tolerant and extremely hard to kill, Jasmine can live up to 15 to 20 years in the wild.

Kudzu vine

Kudzu vine

Kudzu is a high climbing, woody vine which can grow from 10 - 30m high. 

Mexican daisy

Mexican Daisy

A sprawling perennial daisy which grows up to 40 cm tall.

mignonette vine

Mignonette vine

Evergreen, climbing, woody vine with fleshy rhizomes and usually reddish stems.

Mile-a-minute

Mile-a-minute

Originally from South Africa it is aptly named because it can rapidly choke and smother other plants.

Moth plant

Moth plant

Butterflies feeding on moth plant can die from starvation due to feeding parts becoming gummed up.

old man's beard

Old man’s beard

Named after its seed clusters that look similar to an old man’s white woolly beard. 

Smilax

Smilax

Also known as bridal creeper as it has been widely used for bridal bouquets.

Wild kiwifruit

Wild kiwifruit

An unfortunate by-product of commercially grown and exported kiwifruit.