Top five plants for shady walls: Garrya elliptica 'James Roof' AGM. Hedera helix 'Oro di Bogliasco' (v) AGM. Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris AGM. Lonicera japonica 'Halliana' AGM. Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM.
The most elegant vine for shade, climbing hydrangea bears flattened clusters of fluffy white flowers in summer. Though the foliage may change to shades of .
Although tiny, the flowers of star jasmine, Trachelospermum jasminoides, are highly fragrant. It's happy on an east-facing wall that is shaded for part of the day,