Climbing hydrangea vine growing on a building and quite covered in white lacecap blooms

Hydrangea anomala

Hydrangea - Climbing

Hydrangea anomala

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Climbing hydrangea vine growing on a building and quite covered in white lacecap blooms
  • Versatile vine
  • Pruning not required
  • Easy care
Description

Climbing hydrangea is an elegant vine with glossy green leaves and lacy white flowers in June. Useful for adding interest to walls, trees, and chimneys. Growers should provide a support at potting time. Also known as Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris and Hydrangea petiolaris; H. anomala is the current accepted name.

Awards NCNLA 2011 Showstopper Plant

USDA Zone 4 - 9 (-30°F/-34°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 10 - 30'

Width 10 - 20'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Early summer

Flower Color White

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4"

Soil Moist, well-drained soils are best; mulch is beneficial.

Pruning Pruning is not generally required; prune selectively as needed to keep plant within desired application. Blooms on old wood; cutting back or shearing before bloom will remove flowers.

Uses Specimen; trellis; woodland garden

Growing Tips Climbing hydrangeas are generally slow to establish, but will be vigorous once they are. Climbs by rootlets; provide a strong support. Flower color is not affected by soil pH.