Pileostegia viburnoides

Pileostegia viburnoides

Description:Though looking like a Hydrangea this is infact an evergreen climber. The handsome leathery foliage is good for year round interest and is also good as a background to the masses of tiny creamy-white flowers, which are carried in dainty clusters towards the end of the summer. In addition the plumes of flwoers are scented and attractive to bees especially in the summer evenings. Also of note is the new leaf growth throughout the year which is an attractive salmon colour maturing to a deep green.

Uses: A strong growing climber for walls or fences which is notably suited to the difficult site of a north facing wall or fence. Self clinging as it climbs using areial roots so this reduces the maintenance of tying in shoots.

Climate/Position: Sun or shade.

Height/Spread: Up to 5 metres but can be restricted by pruning.

Soil Requirements: Any soil

Pruning: Long and unwanted shoots as well as shaping or height control can be done at any time r.

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