Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris

Scientific name: Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris

Synonym: Hydrangea petiolaris , Hydrangea scandens Maxim.


Common names: “Climbing hydrangea”

Plant Type: Deciduous vine


Zone: 4-9

Light: Full sun for leaves – full shade for roots

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Fertile humus rich

Moisture: Moist well drained


Plant Size: H 20-70′ W 5-6′

Leaf and Stem shape: Broadly oval leaves turning yellow in autumn, on woody stems with attractive cinnamon peeling bark, clings with aerial rootlets

Flower: Small fertile flowers surrounded by showy white sterile ones, May – June

Pruning: Minimal, can be pruned as a hedge if not supported, if required prune after flowering

Maintenance: Low

Landscape use: Wallside borders, cottage gardens, informal

Propagate: By layering

Pests & Disease: Deer & slugs

Comments: ~AGM winner


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