Hydrangea Petiolaris - Concern about placement
Dear members, I picked up this climbing variety from my trip to wholesale nursery last week without being aware that these vines can we very thick and potentially cling to brickwork and may damage it in the long run. I actually picked it up in view to plant it in a big container to be able to not let it vigour as much as it could in the ground. Do you think this plant would be OK in a big container?
Other option could be to plant in Garden bed but don't know if my very basic overlap fence panels would take the clinging weight of these when they mature. How quickly do these grow in ground compared to container?
Thanks. Does someone have experience of growing them in containers?
Also does it flower in first year? By shade / semi-shade do you mean the roots or base can be in shade but plant can be grow out onto fence for example which get plenty of sun in summers (4-5 hours)? I'm now thinking if this can be put into a corner where fences meet at right angle. Cheers.
Mine have sun only in the mornings and seem happy, so I think you would be ok planting by a fence. They are pretty robust and I think would very quickly outgrow a pot. They like to get their roots down and get established before they feel happy flowering. I had nothing but green leaves for the first year, but they have flowered every year since.