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Pileostegia viburnoides (Climbing hydrangea)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
8m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Pileostegia viburnoides

Other names

Climbing hydrangea

Genus

Pileostegia Pileostegia

Species

P. viburnoides - P. viburnoides is a large, self-clinging, slow-growing climber with glossy, leathery, narrowly elliptic, dark green leaves and panicles of small, fluffy, creamy-white flowers in summer and autumn.


Pileostegia viburnoides is: Evergreen

Fragrance

The flowers have a lovely perfume, particularly in the evening.

Habit

Climbing, Twining

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Propagation methods

Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Pileostegia viburnoides (Climbing hydrangea) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, well-drained soil against a wall for it to cliimb up, facing any aspect so long as it is not very cold.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Pileostegia viburnoides

Other names

Climbing hydrangea

Genus

Pileostegia Pileostegia

Species

P. viburnoides - P. viburnoides is a large, self-clinging, slow-growing climber with glossy, leathery, narrowly elliptic, dark green leaves and panicles of small, fluffy, creamy-white flowers in summer and autumn.

Native to

China, India, Taiwan

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

The flowers have a lovely perfume, particularly in the evening.

Habit

Climbing, Twining

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Green in All seasons

General care

Propagation methods

Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Pileostegia viburnoides (Climbing hydrangea) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, well-drained soil against a wall for it to cliimb up, facing any aspect so long as it is not very cold.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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