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Climber Wall ShrubSynonym

Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris 'Mirranda'
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hydrangea 'Mirranda'

'Mirranda' is a vigorous, deciduous climber, up to 18m tall, with variegated foliage and peeling brown mature bark. The dark-green, heart-shaped leaves are irregularly-edged with yellow, though this may fade to a creamy-white as the seasons progress. Large domed clusters of white flowers are borne in summer

Synonyms
Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris 'Mirranda'

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Size
Ultimate height
Higher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
4–8 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Cream Green Variegated White Yellow
Summer Cream White Cream Green Variegated White Yellow
Autumn Cream Green Variegated White Yellow
Winter
Position
  • Full shade
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing or North–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Hydrangeaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Climbing
Potentially harmful
Skin allergen. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Genus

Hydrangea can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, or self-clinging climbers, with flowers in clusters usually comprising both small fertile and more showy sterile flowers; often good autumn colour

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

A vigorous climber best grown in partial shade in a moist but well-drained soil enriched with well-rotted organic matter. See climbing hydrangea cultivation for more detailed advice

Propagation

Propagate by layering

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Low Maintenance
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 11 after flowering

Pests

May be susceptible to aphids, capsid bug, hydrangea scale and vine weevil

Diseases

May be susceptible to a leaf spot, powdery mildews, grey moulds (Botrytis) and honey fungus (rarely)

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