Hydrangea seemannii.

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karl66
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Hydrangea seemannii.

Post by karl66 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:44 pm

Who has experience with this climbing variety?,seen some lovely examples in local nurseries but heard they can be a little delicate/ Fussy to grow, the flowers look stunning on large plants.


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charliep
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Hydrangea seemannii.

Post by charliep » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:07 pm

My plant is one of Neil Tresseders original introduction from the 1980's and was one of the first to start flowering, something it has done reliably ever since, so we have had it over 30 years now, the flowers come out of large buds, quite unlike other Hydrangea, they are strongly scented, similar to H petiolaris.
When happy its a bit of a beast with stems as thick as my arm, but I love it! its one dislike is probably wind exposure where you can find "Evergreen" becomes "Ever Tatty"

It will be slow to get going unless well watered when young.

Imagehydrangea seemannii 002 by charliepridham, on Flickr

Here is mine covering the outside loo

Imagehydrangea seemannii 001 by charliepridham, on Flickr
Charlie Pridham
Gardening in Cornwall
www.roselandhouse.co.uk


GREVILLEAJ
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Hydrangea seemannii.

Post by GREVILLEAJ » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:20 pm

Never grown this when I was satisfied with Petiolaris for many years. That, too, could be fussy and dramatically collapsed and died inexplicably in the middle of the hot dry summer of 2003.


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