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Re: Please help identify this climber/hedge plant

Message from Simon Hickmott

In forum: Identify a plant

Parthenocissus henryana.

  • Posted: Thu. 26th November 2020 20:36

Re: evergreen climber

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Aquatics and ponds

Hi, Felicity,
Have you tried an Advanced Search here on Shoot (It's the tab next to the green 'Search' tab on the tool bar). When you do, select 'Foliage only' for use and 'Climber' for type. You will get a lot of Hedera (ivy) in the search result, but if you keep scrolling through the plants, you will find some interesting, suitable choices. You can also narrow the search by choosing the amount of sun the site gets. I am personally a big fan of Parthenocissus henryana - it is self-clinging so easier to train.
Happy Searching!
Kathy C

  • Posted: Thu. 5th April 2012 16:33

Planting ideas

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Garden design

Hi, Sarah,
I am so pleased to read you are keeping your Cotinus - one of my favourites! It sounds like the rest of the existing plants were never happy (or in the case of the Cotoneaster, too happy) where they were. The only other one I would consider keeping is the Forsythia. If much of the old wood is removed, it might just rejuvenate nicely.
Some suggestions for your plot:
In the dark area, perhaps something evergreen with pale or white flowers to brighten that corner. Some choices could be:
- Garrya elliptica - gets large so will fill that space nicely. Pale green cascading flowers are lovely.
- Escallonia 'Iveyi' - one of th few white flowering ones
- Tried and true Rhododendron - little pruning, evergreen and loads of cultivars to choose from
- Viburnus tinus - another 'tried and true'
- Osmanthus - many different species - all evergreen with holly-like leaves on most
- Speaking of holly, perhaps for the front of the bed some Ilex x meserveae - dark leaves, berries if you have a male and female. Maybe plant a group of three?
For the rest of the bed, I picture plants that will take turns blooming/showing interest. Perhaps:
- Hamamelis - not too exciting in summer, but I love the spidery yellow flowers on bare branches in late winter.
- Cornus alba - any of the red-twigged. They will need to be cut back once a year to maintain the red stems, but if you get someone in to prune, they only need to do it once.
- Perovskia - can be treated as a perennial or a shrub.
- Ilex verticillata - deciduous - needs a male and female but gorgeous red berries covering the branches - birds love them!
Climber suggestions:
- Clematis cirrhosa - my number one favourite Clematis - blooms late winter/early spring and evergreen
- Parthenocissus henryana - gorgeous leaves and though deciduous, great autumn colour.

I think I am running out of room but if I come up with more, I will post them. Please let me know what you decide have planted.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Thu. 6th May 2010 15:25

This plant is featured at Chelsea Flower Show 2009

Comment from Nicola

In forum: Parthenocissus henryana

Parthenocissus henryana (Silver-vein creeper) has been used in The HESCO Garden by Leeds City Council for Chelsea Flower Show 2009.

  • Posted: Sun. 17th May 2009 12:09

Shade tolerant plants with scent and summer flowers.

Message from Matt Nichol

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Hi Wendy

With the wide end I would use the opportunity to give some height, what goes up generally goes out, so something like Viburnum'Summer Snowflake' would give you a lovely structure at one end which you could underplant with early flowering ground cover or bulbs. Three medium sized evergreens like Skimmia, Sarcococca confusa, Pieris or Daphne 'Argentiomarginata' would give some lower structure taking you down in height to maybe some perennials or sedges, like Hemerocallis or Carex buchanii Then at the end you could go back up again in height with an accent plant like a Phormium 'Tricolour' underplanted with ground cover like Polygonum Dargeling Red. A climber on the wall like Parthenocissus henryana would be self clinging and easy to keep in check.

This would give you a complete change to what you had before, lots of seasonal interest , just as easy to look after as a conifer and much more interesting.

Matt Nichol MSGD

  • Posted: Wed. 8th April 2009 19:47

Climber for a rendered wall?

Message from David Sewell

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Dear Mark & Miriam,
I had a similar problem with Parthenocissus henryana myself a few years ago. It too ages to get going and when it did refused to cling to the wall. Whether this is symptomatic of this particular cultivar I don't know.
It might be worth persevering with the genus and instead get hold of Parthenocissus tricuspidata 'Beverly Brook which is an absolute stunner and my favorite Parthenocissus. I've always found them to be clingy…as it were!
An alternative and good old 'do-er' is Hydrangea petiolaris which will tolerate this wall and cling to it. If it's a vast expanse of wall it might be worth considering the hydrangeas cousin Schizophragma hydrangeoides which grows to 40 feet! It looks very similar to petiolaris.
Hope this helps.
All best,
David Sewell NCH, NDH

  • Posted: Sat. 21st March 2009 12:56

Climber for a rendered wall?

Question from Miranda Pender

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

A couple of years ago, I planted a Parthenocissus henryana against a north-facing, cream-painted wall, as I thought the foliage would look good against this light background, especially in autumn. However, although the plant has grown well, it refuses to cling to the rendered surface, and has to be supported, which is not the effect I was hoping to achieve. I am thinking about replanting it against a plain wooden fence, where even if it doesn't look so dramatic, it will be able to do its cling-thing properly. But are there any self-supporting climbers that can cope with a north-facing rendered wall? Or will anything I grow against it need support?

  • Posted: Fri. 20th March 2009 22:06