Climbing shrubs and vines, such as climbing roses and honeysuckle, are beautiful as well as functional. These plants can be used to create privacy screening in your yard and garden. Growing these "living fences" add pops of color and even fragrance to the landscape. When choosing the best plants for privacy screening, first make sure they are suitable for your hardiness zone. Next, take into account their mature height and spread—as well as how many plants you may need. Other factors to consider are sunlight requirements (full sun, partial shade, full shade), soil requirements, bloom time, flower color and pruning or other maintenance needs.