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Climbing Hydrangea

I have recently purchased a climbing hydrangea. I would like some advice on how to plant. I would like it to grow up some bamboo I have attached to the side of a garage. The plant came with a supporting cane. I was advised that these plants support themselves but I was just wondering do I need to train it to climb up the building or lean it towards the building in any way? Should I remove the original supporting cane that the plant came with? And how far away from the building should I place the plant? Thank you in advance.

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,058

    Hi Lucy - yes that's all you need to do. Plant about a foot to eighteen inches away from the wall, so that it's clear of the rain shadow created by the wall itself,  and lean it in using the cane. Once it gets going and clinging by itself, you can remove the cane, if you can get into it easily enough, or just leave it. image

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