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Commonly known as Climbing hydrangea
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Deciduous - ovate-rounded leaves to 11cm (4½in) long with heart shaped bases. Dark-green turning yellow in autumn.
Height - 12m (39ft)
Spread - 8m (26ft)
Climber - Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging - vigorous climber. Domed corymbs to 25cm (10in) across of fertile and sterile flowers in summer.
Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Full sun - needs plenty of shelter
Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
May cause skin allergy or irritant - Having skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash.
Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.
Pests & Diseases - red spider mites, scale insects, vine weevils, capsid bugs, grey mould(Botrytis), hydrangea virus, powdery mildew, leaf spot, honey fungus.
Place of origin - Japan, Russia, Korea, Taiwan.
Flower Shape - Lacecap -
Hardiness - Fully hardy -
Pruning group - Pruning group 6
Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.
RHS group 9 & 11
Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich
Wildlife - Bee friendly -
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