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I have a North facing wall that gets only an hour or so of sunlight just before dusk, i have been told that Hydrangea`s are ideal ( Climbing ), is there a specific variety i need to buy or are they all suited, any advice on the subject would be appreciated.





My neighbour has a Hydrangea Petiolaris over her side of the fence and it climbs over the back of her house and mine on our north facing walls.. Large white flowers in summer . Its self clinging and very attractive in late spring summer and autumn. Its deciduous. I think it took a while to get going but is now as tall as the house and 4 or 5 metres wide. Now needs cutting back and controlling once a year.

15 Apr, 2009


Pileostegia viburnoides is closely related and likes the same conditions. It also starts flowering at a much younger age. Give it a good feed and mulch each spring, otherwise it doesn't cling to the wall. It's listed under my garden plants along with a picture

15 Apr, 2009


yes i have just got one for my wall and it says on tag can grow well in shade,

15 Apr, 2009


schizophragma moonlight (not too sure about the spelling) is ideal for a north facing wall, lovely foliage and hydrangea type flowers

15 Apr, 2009

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