Combretum microphyllum is a vigorous climber or scrambling shrub that has glossy dark green leaves. It bears showy crimson-red brush-like flowers massed closely along the whole length of the branches in spring, usually before the spring leaves emerge.
Jasminum angulare is a hardy, evergreen, drought resistant climber with glossy, dark leaves. Flowers are white, starlike, sweetly scented, and velvety. It requires full sun or light shade. This is quite a delicate climber that can be used over arches and along fences and walls.