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Will this plant like being trained over a garden shed or fence? And could it cause damage?

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  • Posted: Sun. 24th April 2011 14:50

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Reply from Kathy C

Hi, Kath,
It will love being trained over a shed or fence. Unlike ivy, it won't cause structural damage to whatever is supporting it. It uses disc-like suckers on the tips of the tendrils to cling onto a surface. When the plant dies back, you will see these tiny discs. They're small and perhaps a little unsightly, but won't do any harm. Personally, I think P. henryana is an excellent climber - I much prefer its leaf colour to that of P. tricuspidata.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Wed. 27th April 2011 21:03