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Mike's Blog - Day 218

The climbing Hydrangea, Hydrangea petiolaris. A great plant to hide an ugly wall and masses of white flowers in late spring. Here it is growing up a birch, which is also turning gold.

Here is a closer view.

In fact it’s all getting a bit golden in that area. There is a golden Chamaecyparis lawsoniana and a golden leaved Mexican Orange blossom (Day 197), Choisya ternata “Sundance”. The Euonymus alatus (Day 201) looks well contrasting with all the gold.

The hydrangea is a classic recommendation for a cold north wall, but it’s a great plant and very versatile for anywhere else. It even makes good ground cover. Often used by the smaller nesting birds.