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Old Wednesday 18th October 2017, 12:11
L3iH L3iH is offline  
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what size hydrangea petiolaris to buy?

I know hydrangea petiolaris are slow to start. With the choice between a 2 litre and 5 litre plant am I better off going for the larger or will this not make much difference in how fast it establishes in a new container or raised bed?

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Old Wednesday 18th October 2017, 20:03
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Personally, I would go for the larger pot as it should hopefully have a better root system. However, if the smaller plant was a lot cheaper but looked healthy I would consider buying that one.

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Old Thursday 19th October 2017, 09:27
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Welcome to Gardener's Forum from Admin and the Moderators, L3iH.

I agree with Dave; I would get the larger pot.
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Old Friday 20th October 2017, 11:38
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Just to update - prompted by a comment that sometimes vendors simply put a smaller plant in a larger pot with lots of compost, I called the company (begins with T-M) and asked how old the two different size pots were. The person I spoke to was very helpful about ideal planting needs and gave the opinion that in this case actually the _smaller_ size would be better as it would be less "set in its ways" so to speak and so would settle in to a new location more quickly (particularly given the limitations of my tiny garden). Since the 2l option was quite a lot cheaper, that's what I've gone for. Either way, hopefully in a year or two I'll have a happy hydrangea, however big it is!
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Old Friday 20th October 2017, 20:05
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"Limitations of my tiny garden"

Just to clarify, you are talking about the climbing Hydrangea that grows to well over 12 metres high and 4-8 metres wide?

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Old Saturday 21st October 2017, 18:20
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It will need lots of pruning once established!
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