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Climbing Hydrangea

Hello All,

Has anybody had any success growing a climbing hydrangea to cover a fence?

I have an area of fence (roughly 6ft all and 10ft wide) that is in semi-shade.

I would like to use a hydrangea but I have two concerns:

1) can I train it to go out to fill the 10ft space?

2) will it outgrow the space and require mega pruning

Thanks

Racine

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  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,388

    It is very vigorous and will easily cover your fence, in fact it is capable of growing up to 12 metres high or more. So keeping it under control will be a big issue. Can your fence take the weight? I suspect it would overwhelm any fence and really needs a solid wall to support it so might not be the best choice.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,450

    I'd agree with steephill. If it's petiolaris you have  - it covers house walls very easily once established. 

    Fences really aren't  the right  support for them.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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