Pileostegia viburnoides is an aristrocratic, hardy, evergreen climber from India and Southern China. It has luscious deep green leathery leaves, which in summer are joined by masses of tiny white flowers. Of particular note the new leaf growth throughout the year is an attractive salmon colour maturing to a deep green. Pileostegia will grow in most situations but is particularly tolerant of shade. A great plant to cover that difficult to screen north wall or fence.
- Position: Sun or Shade
- Soil: all soils, but avoid waterlogged areas very dry soils will need extra watering
- Eventual Size: up to 4 metres, but can be pruned
- Habit: Climbing
- Foliage: Evergreen
- Common Names: Climbing hydrangea
In general, plants that flower on the previous season?s growth are pruned immediately after flowering. These plants often flower in winter, spring or early summer.
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