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Pileostegia viburnoides - 2010


By Andrewr

Pileostegia viburnoides - 2010 (Pileostegia viburnoides)

This plant always elicits questions when the garden is open, even when not in flower

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I need to get this LOL

17 Sep, 2010


I really like this shrub, guess its evergreen. Do you dead head the flowers after Andrew. I wanted Aruncus but it looks so "dirty" after flowering.

25 Sep, 2010


Tetrarch - although this looks evergreen, it isn't. Yes I deadhead it after flowering as, with many white flowered shrubs, the flowers turn brown as they go over. Although this shrub is self clinging, it will only do so if growing strongly - I give mine a good feed plus a mulch of garden compost early each spring

25 Sep, 2010


So, its a climber then?

25 Sep, 2010


Yes, it's related to the climbing hydrangeas. Give it a shady wall or fence. May eventually get to twenty feet given ideal conditions; mine gets cut back to six feet each spring and has made a couple of feet growth by the end of the season

26 Sep, 2010


What an unusual plant, is it hardy?

9 Mar, 2011


Totally hardy - hasn't minded the last two winters at all

10 Mar, 2011


Thanks! Andrew.I'm going to track one of those down.

11 Mar, 2011

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