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scotty
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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 8:38 pm    Post subject: climbing hydrangea Reply with quote

I'm looking for a climbing hydrangea for my south-facing wall. I know they dislike dry conditions but does anyone have any experience with these? I would prefer an everygreen type, but my house is a bit windblown and am worried that the hydrangea would not survive.
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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scotty,

I recently planted a climbing hydrangea in a south facing, wind whipped position. It's Hydrangea 'seemannii' and it has rich green leathery evergreen foliage, and domed flower heads dotted with white flowers in summer. It's slow growing at first, but quick to establish after that and a vigorous climber.

It's height and spread is 10x2m (30x6ft) and flowers from June-July. It'll thrive in any aspect in sun or shade, and a moist, fertile, well-drained soil.

I have it against a shed, I water it every other day and it's survived the last flurry of snow, the rain, and is already putting in some impressive growth (it was planted in March).

Hope this helps Smile

ETA: Found this pic of what the blooms will look like

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what should be done with a climbing hydrangea which has come away from the wall it was clinging to?
i suspect i'll have to cut it right back; it does not seem to be the sort of plant which will reattach itself, even with support.



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Ado 2
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attach some wires to the wall with wall screws and make sure the wire is taut. Do 2 or 3 rows of these and tie the hydraenga to them with soft wire, twine or ties
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