Hydrangea petiolaris

One of the very best plants for growing on a northfacing, shady wall with beautiful flowers and equally lovely seedheads. More
1 x 3 litre pot, for autumn planting 200835-3L £18.95 In stock
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One of the very best plants for growing on a northfacing, shady wall with beautiful flowers and equally lovely seedheads.

Genus Hydrangea
Group/Species petiolaris
Type Deciduous Climber
Soil Type Clay, Fertile
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 10m (32ft)
Spacing 4.5m (14ft)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant in a cool, semi-shady part of the garden next to a wall, fence or other structure to which it can cling and support itself via aerial roots. Avoid exposed east-facing sites, where cold winds may damage young spring growth. Dry sunny spots are also best avoided. Work plenty of organic matter into the soil prior to planting and sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi into the base of the planting hole, firm in and water well until established.
Care Tips If you garden on light, sandy soils apply a flowering shrub fertiliser in spring, this should not be necessary on richer soils. Too much feeding can encourage excessive soft, leafy growth, with plants less likely to develop flower buds and more at risk from frost in colder winters. Prune immediately after flowering to maintain the framework of branches, otherwise only light pruning is required to remove dead or damaged stems.
Flowering July - August
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest

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Hydrangea petiolaris reviews

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Reviewed 15th August 2019 by Deborah

Growing very well good quality

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Elaine

This arrived yesterday. Nice healthy plant, good sized, and a good price. Looking forward to watching this grow!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jay

Lovely condition. Small but densely compact with growth. Has grown three feet already.Yeah

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Patricia

A strong healthy plant which arrived in sturdy packaging - a feature of Sarah Raven products so no fear of damage en route. It has established itself nicely and flowered very well this year. I frequently buy from local garden centres but if I want to make sure I get the best available I check the Sarah Raven site first - this is why I am ordering my tulips and alliums from her again this year. Oh - and the customer service is great; an excellent knowledge of the stock in the catalogue and their advice always given in a friendly fashion.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Deborah

Growing very well good quality

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Billy

Plant well packed on arrival and now growing really well
Very pleased with the service

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jan

Lovely strong plant arrived well packaged.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Kim

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Brian

Excellent plant was great and the packaging was excellent very pleased.

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Reviewed 12th October 2018 by Petrina

Good healthy plant, well packaged.

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Reviewed 6th October 2018 by Gillian

This plant arrived in the most beautiful of conditions. Absolutely delighted! To be truthful it sat for a fair while in a pot as had extensive building work on our garden. And a hot summer it has struggled a wee bit, but sure it will great once fully established. It’s gone against a shady fence and really looking forward to it once it’s bigger and stronger

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Carol

Best quality products I've ever brought. Worth paying that little more.

Customer service were excellent when contacted.

I'd love to attach a photo in the spring when the bulbs come up.if that possible?

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Reviewed 17th September 2018 by Christine

as always my experience dealing with Sarah Raven is wonderful, always prompt (delivery when they say) keeping me informed, goods always perfectly packed and plants in very good condition.
I recommend then to anyone who is a plant lover.
Christine Freeman

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Reviewed 4th September 2018 by Ms Devereux

Beautiful plant,well packaged and has made good growth despite extended dry spell.

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Barbara


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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Sheila

Very pleased indeed. I bought this in memory of my brother who had just died. I planted it at the top of the garden as this is a climbing hydrangea and have a good view from the kitchen window. It is growing very well and looking forward to it flowering; it will be a plain beige colour and I think my brother would like this as it is not a bright feminine colour. Thank you very much.