Orange or red-flowered climber suggestions

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    I'm a bit stuck for ideas :scratch: I've got wall space, SE facing, sheltered in winter, soil horrible clay but will be improved before planting..... but I'm not very well-up on brightly-coloured, perennial/shrubby slightly tender climbers.
    Campsis would get too big, Bougainvillea is just a tad too tender (probably because of bad drainage), Can't stand anything daisy-like :biggrin:
    Eccromocarpus a possibility if it self-sows.
    Does anyone have any suggestions please?
     
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    Eccremocarpus is available in a range of different red and orange forms, there is a yellow variety as well. With me it's pretty much evergreen and has always come back when the top is cut down. It doesn't necessarily self seed well here, but I have collected seed and started that in spring with gentle heat.
    I haven't got it at the moment as it was too vigorous for where I had it, currently keeping an eye open for a new spot for one or more.
     
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    Thanks, Nigel! I get the nagging feeling that there are quite a few possibilities, I just don't know what they are :biggrin: I seem to remember Eccromocarpus leaving a lot of dead, tatty top growth each year but it can't be worse than Ipomoea learii....
     
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      Yes it can look quite tatty in winter. You could cut it back quite hard in winter.
       
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        Is Fuchsia hatschbachii a climber? If so mine needs to be moved.
         
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        Does it have to be slightly tender?
        There is clematis "My Angel", pyracantha with orange or red berries, roses, (Warm Welcome is orange) and a few honeysuckles.
         
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          A different sort of ipomea -

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              It seems a shame to waste sheltered wall-space on something hardy, B-L. I'm not allowed to grow plants on the house walls :sad: Thanks for the suggestions, though :blue thumb:
               
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              I've always avoided it until this year, when I fell for the pink version :biggrin: I suspect that I'll have plenty of seed to play with, which might revert to type.
               
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              It certainly fits the bill colour-wise :) The blue Ipomoeas self-sow like crazy here, I wonder if that would too?
               
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              More of a droopy shrub according to Google :biggrin:
               
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              Hmmm...Berberidopsis or Jasmine mesnyi looking possible......
               
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              I've often thought about growing it, but never actually got round to it yet :)
              It is popular, so I'm sure some on here have experience and can answer your question.
               
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