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Pileostegia viburnoides


Pileostegia viburnoides

Brightening up a dark corner in my back garden.

Evergreen... has climbed to about 8 feet high.



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It's lovely Terra, a new one on me.

21 Sep, 2013

 

Hi Angie .. Thanks ..
not very fast growing, but useful in being evergreen, and having blossoms at this time of year. :o)

21 Sep, 2013

 

Extremely useful!

21 Sep, 2013

 

I just saw it yesterday and wondered what it was. It has also very decent perfume.

21 Sep, 2013

 

That's a nice plant TT ... I like the frothy looking flowers :o)

21 Sep, 2013

 

Really pretty plant TT and useful being evergreen and colourful at this time of year...as you say, perfumed too what more can you want from a plant?! :o)

21 Sep, 2013

 

New one on me too, seems to have everything!

How hardy is it?

22 Sep, 2013

 

Love the frosted looking flowers and the dark green shiny leaves. I have never seen it before.

22 Sep, 2013

 

This is worth knowing about Terra.....lovely.

22 Sep, 2013

 

Very pretty, Terra...like little starbursts :)x

23 Sep, 2013

 

Not a plant I've come across before but I like it, the flowers stand out well against the shiny leaves.

23 Sep, 2013

 

Thanks everyone for your interesting comments ...
... the 'blossoms' are very pretty ...
starting as clusters of white buds, and then
developing into the fluffy-looking flowers.

23 Sep, 2013

 

You said a "dark corner", Terra...would it like north-facing walls, then...or abandoned EDF concrete pylons (in a shady place)?

23 Sep, 2013

 

Nice healthy looking evergreen, adding to my faves as might get to try it out one day!

Do you think I could grow it up an east facing garage wall where there is little soil between path and garage wall? Can it cause any damage like some vigorous climbers?

Sorry for all the questions, but as you know its got to be Right Plant, Right Place!

23 Sep, 2013

 

Karen and Sarah ..
answering your questions about location ..
I have two Pileostegia viburnoides, which I planted at the same time in my back garden. The one in the photo gets morning sun and then shade .. the other one gets little sun at all.

The plant above, in morning sun, has grown much taller .. the other one is about half the height, but both equally healthy, and with blossom right now.

Not at all vigorous... very much a slow-growing evergreen ..
... it won't suddenly shoot with lengthy top growth as happens with, for example, Clematis armandii ..

Does this answer your questions ?
I hope this helps ! :o)

24 Sep, 2013

 

Yup! Thanks Terra :)

24 Sep, 2013

 

.. and I've just checked ... blossoms on mine do not have much scent, but are very pretty ..

24 Sep, 2013

 

Lovely. Added to faves for future reference. I'm taking my hYdrangea seemanii...also evergreen and shade tolerant with me. It was only in the ground a few months, but was just starting to grow well. I'm optimistic it will be happy in its new home as long as the winters aren't too harsh. Time will tell. This shrub looks a goodie for similar situation.

25 Sep, 2013

 

I see it is frost hardy...will take down to minus 5c....same as the hydrangea.

25 Sep, 2013

 

I think its lovely Terra and would really like it for the garden, but, I have nowhere to overwinter it - pity!

26 Sep, 2013

 

Terra I have just sent you a pm :o)))))x

27 Sep, 2013

 

Thanks Karen, Helenium and Annie ..

Just to confirm, my two Pileostegia viburnoides are planted by fences.
Over recent years with cold winters. these climbers have not had any frost protection .. they aren't overwintered indoors.. they stay outside all year ... and are doing well :o)

29 Sep, 2013

 

That sounds promising Terra, but, we do get really cold wet weather up here! I will investigate! Lol

30 Sep, 2013

 

Out of cold winds .. sheltered ..e.g. by a fence with some sun ... :o)

30 Sep, 2013

 

Thanks Terra.

30 Sep, 2013

 

It's such a beautiful flower shrub!

16 Dec, 2013

 

Hi Delonix ..
Thanks ... it is one of my favourites :o)

16 Dec, 2013

 

You're welcome. I meant to say: flowering shrub. LOL! :>)

18 Dec, 2013

 

Lol ! :o)

18 Dec, 2013



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