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Does campsis damage brickwork?

SplandySplandy Posts: 156
I'm thinking of growing campsis in a large pot on my patio against my house wall. Could this damage the brickwork?

I already have star jasmine in a large pot on another wall nearby and this is doing well but not particularly fast growing. We'll probably be moving within the next few years (perhaps up to five) so I was hoping to find something which would grow quite quickly and provide decent coverage within a short timeframe.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,322
    I tried that … it didn’t ‘damage’ the brickwork but it foes have adventitious roots that cling to the bricks like ivy and remain attached after the Campsis has been removed. The reason we removed it was, that even with a very large pot, we could never make the Campsis happy enough to produce  more than a disappointingly few flowers 😢 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • SplandySplandy Posts: 156
    edited 27 June
    Thanks for the response. Do you think that was down to it being in a container? I was hoping the container would keep it smaller but still happy as I have a star jasmine healthy and happy in a pot of the same size. It's a south facing wall but partially enclosed almost like a little courtyard so I had hoped the warmth and protection would keep it happy.

    Did you try anything else there instead or could you recommend a fast growing climber which would be happier in a pot?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,322
    Having looked at other Campsis that are flowering well I’m 99.9999% sure that ours needed to be in the ground.
    The spot was very similar to yours … sheltered and south facing. 
    We don’t have a climber there now  … we have cannas, Cautleya spicatas, a fig, and a Euphorbia mellifera, all in containers … against that fence and wall … all happy and giving the terrace a ‘slightly exotic feel’ … well, exotic for Norfolk anyway 😉 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • SplandySplandy Posts: 156
    Thanks, think you might have saved me from wasting my time and money :)
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,322
    😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze I garden in South Notts on an improved clay soil Posts: 1,972
    @Splandy I was asked to dig one up once as it was getting carried away. It became an on going project. I thought I had got it and then it reappeared further along the border. Not for a pot in my opinion.
  • SplandySplandy Posts: 156
    Thanks gardenersuze, I'll have to come up with something else.
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