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Commonly known as Climbing hydrangea
DeciduousLeaves to 11cm (4½in) long with heart shaped bases. Dark-green turning yellow in autumn.
ClimberSome of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clingingVigorous climber. Domed corymbs to 25cm (10in) across of fertile and sterile flowers in summer.
Hardy - cold winterHardy 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 sunNeeds plenty of shelter
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowWildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.Pests & DiseasesRed spider mites, scale insects, vine weevils, capsid bugs, grey mould(Botrytis), hydrangea virus, powdery mildew, leaf spot, honey fungus.Place of originJapan, Russia, Korea, Taiwan.
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Pruning groupPruning group 6Suitable 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
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilHumus-rich
Toxic - Category CMay cause skin allergy(People & Pets) Maybe harmful to pets if eaten
WildlifeBee friendlyRabbit Resistant
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HYDRANGEA petiolaris 'Mirranda'
HYDRANGEA petiolaris 'Semiola'
HYDRANGEA petiolaris 'Silver Lining'
HYDRANGEA petiolaris var. cordifolia
Buy Varieties of HYDRANGEA petiolaris
golden variegation to the edge of the leaves on this form of petiolaris
greyish-green leaves with silver-edged variegation