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Any idea about this climber? Photos included

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sebsmummy1 Thu 18-Jun-15 12:18:56

We moved into this house a couple of year ago and it had two climbers covering the back of the house. They were unruly and needed cutting back so I ended up being rather brutal and getting rid of the one that had been the most nightmarish to remove and kept the one that had come away from the brickwork quite nicely.

The remaining climber has recovered nicely and is slowly climbing back up the house. I'm keeping it well trimmed but I want to know what I'm dealing with ideally.

It grows upwards and out at the sides in a cross pattern. It sticks itself to the wall without trellis using hair like suckers. I suppose like ivy but the leaves are nothing like ivy.

It's evergreen (I think) and has green on top, pale green under the leaves. I'll attach photos ......... Thank you

RoganJosh Thu 18-Jun-15 12:51:31

Is it a climbing hydrangea?

Gatekeeper Thu 18-Jun-15 12:52:27

i agree with climbing hydrangea

sebsmummy1 Thu 18-Jun-15 13:10:09

Perfect! Thank you, from online photos it does look like a climbing hydrangea. Thank you smile

bilbodog Sat 27-Jun-15 15:09:13

make sure, when you cut back, you do it at the right time of year as in spring/early summer it will get covered with wonderful white flowers and you don't want to lose them.

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