Best Plant Suggestions for Retaining Walls

Plants almost always accompany retaining walls as they add to the beauty of your property and also help the wall to fit into place. 🌱

There are a variety of plants that can work with retaining walls, but the ones listed below are some fan favorites. 

Climbing Hydrangea

These plants will grow upwards as they look to reach more sun, and they are normally planted at the base of your retaining wall. These will help to add beauty to the outside of your retaining wall or can hide it if you want to keep a more natural look. Learn how to make your hydrangea climb!

Climbing hydrangea

Virginia Creeper

This option will not only offer you small flowers in the spring but beautiful autumn leaves in the later months of the year. They can add volume and a lot of greenery to the outside of your retaining wall. 

Virginia creeper

Climbing Rose

With beautiful pink flowers, climbing roses will add a lot of beauty to your property with the mix of pink and green, and also help it to smell fragrant and lovely. 

Climbing rose

Fairy Rose

These will be planted on the top of a wall and produce a beautiful overflowing effect. You won’t have to worry about watering them too much which will maintain the integrity of the wall and avoid issues from soil pressure. 

Fairy rose

Trumpet Honeysuckle

These are a favorite of hummingbirds so you can attract some natural wildlife with these lovely honeysuckles. You can add a lot of vibrant color to your retaining wall with this lovely flower.

Trumpet Honeysuckle
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Jordan Stambaugh is a main contributor to USA Retaining Walls. He runs Green Fox, a digital marketing company for outdoor contractors. From the Pacific Northwest and an Eagle Scout, Jordan has great appreciation for the outdoors and natural spaces. He believes in sustainability through design and choices in the building process.

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