This set of forums is an archive of our old CGI-Based forum platform (UBB.Classic) that was never imported to our current forum (UBB.threads); as such, no new postings or registrations are allowed here.

Please instead direct all questions and postings to the our current forum here.
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#49483 October 12th, 2006 at 08:06 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
R
rainie Offline OP
Member
OP Offline
Member
R
Joined: Oct 2006
I am considering planting some climbing hydrangea this spring. I know they are quite vigorous and will climb to 50 feet. Here is my dilemma: I live in a non-stone house, it will need to be painted in about 5 years - should I plant them to climb on the house? Are they the sort of plant I could cut down when I need to paint and scrape off the little pieces that will stick to the house, if I do cut it down, will it come back? I have a feeling I am asking for trouble clp . Any thoughts?

#49484 October 12th, 2006 at 11:16 PM
Joined: Aug 2002
A
Member
Offline
Member
A
Joined: Aug 2002
Climbing hydrangeas are rather slow growing and often take 3 or more years to even bloom. I planted two of them 3 years ago and they've just this year made it up to the top of the 6' wall I planted them against. So in 5 years you probably wouldn't have too much growth to cut back, and by doing so they may not bloom for a few more years.

#49485 October 13th, 2006 at 12:36 AM
Joined: Oct 2006
R
rainie Offline OP
Member
OP Offline
Member
R
Joined: Oct 2006
I've actually been thinking more about it, I'm still toying with whether or not to do them over the door up front or to plant them in the back where they will grow over my screened in porch back by the shade garden - I guess I will see what my muse suggests this spring. I really want the door up front, but I'm afraid I'll have to wait another 3 yers when we paint, maybe I'll just plant two - have you ever had any luck propigating them from stem cuttings?


Link Copied to Clipboard
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5
(Release build 20201027)
Responsive Width:

PHP: 7.3.20 Page Time: 0.016s Queries: 19 (0.011s) Memory: 0.7302 MB (Peak: 0.7858 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2021-05-13 12:49:58 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS