What Does Climbing Mean?
Climbing is a growth habit where a plant's vines or other part naturally grows vertically by supporting its weight on a tree, wall, fence, trellis, or other surface.
Climbing enables a plant to grow in conditions that normally wouldn’t be suitable for herbaceous plants. In forest conditions where the larger trees would normally shade out smaller, herbaceous plants, climbers are able to latch onto a tree and grow upwards to where sunlight is more readily available.
Horticulturalists may choose to grow climbing plants over an arbor or pergola, or on a trellis or fence.