Climbing Plants - Knowledgebase Question

Rockville, MD
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Question by johncrna
September 28, 2004
Do climbing hydrangea damage brick walls ?


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Answer from NGA
September 28, 2004
Climbing hydrangeas attach themselves to supports with little rootlets. It's possible for these roots to grow into tiny spaces between the bricks and mortar of a brick building or wall. For this reason, it's highly recommended that you provide a trellis or other support for the vine to cling to. This will also help your plant remain healthier because of the air circulation afforded by a trellis installed a foot or two in front of the wall.

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