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sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

would you kindly id this climber for me, i've had it about 3/4 years, it's pretty slow growing but i can't remember what it is, i have since learned not to take labels off of things image


  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    It could be clematis armandii.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,093

    I don't think it's a clematis.

    It could be a depressed Trachelospermum jasminoides, can't remember the common name.

    Had one, killed itimage

  • WillDBWillDB Posts: 2,011

    Could it be Pileostegia viburnoides? Saw (and snapped) this one at Hidcote:


  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    i know it wasn't a clematis and it would have been chosen for white/cream flowers i would guess, it is a bit sickly and sorry for itself as i moved it last year and is still sulking hence it dropping its leaves, i'm sure it should be green although some of the leaves are reddish atm. the leaves are quite thick to the touch, ive never really seen it in full bloom so can't remember what they were like, it doesn't self cling although where it hasn't been tied to anything the stems have gone quite wavy under the weight, it is also quite woody( the stems & branches)

    I will google nutcutlet & willdb suggestions to see if i can recognise any traits


  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    I think nutcutlet might have it image i originally had a it planted next to the patio doors which suggets to my way of thinking it was scented and that's why i'd planted it there, also the flowers do look a bit familiar although it would be nice to see them again one day, so tlc is required i think, i did just plant it willy nilly in a corner until i decided on where it was really moving too and the soil is bare bones earth at best there, so hopefully it will be happier now it's in lovely soil.

    thanks everyone image

  • WillDBWillDB Posts: 2,011

    Nut's probably right, I think the Pileostegia is pretty uncommon...

  • Green MagpieGreen Magpie Posts: 802

    I agree with nucutlet.  We have one of these, and although ours is quite sturdy, it is very prone to black fugal infection, due probably to sticky secretions from aphids. I sprayed ours earlier this year and it has perked up quite a bit.

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