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Hydrangea anomala subsp. Petiolaris

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Description

Are you looking for an ornamental vine with year-round interest? Look no further. The climbing hydrangea is the plant for you! The vine has rich green foliage, mid-summer white flowers, yellow fall color, and striking exfoliating bark in winter. This deciduous vine can’t be seen in any season without making a visual statement.

According to Donald Wyman, respected American authority on woody plants, “There is no better climbing vine.” Climbing hydrangea is excellent for a massed effect on brick or concrete walls, arbors, gazebos, or most any free-standing garden structure. This woody vine has an almost shrub-like appearance due to its lateral branches.

Climbing hydrangea is somewhat slow to establish and slow to begin flowering after transplanting. It prefers rich, well-drained, moist soil. It will grow in sun or shade and can easily grow 60 to 80 feet in its lifespan. Introduced in 1865 from Asia, this deciduous vine should find a home in most North Carolina landscapes. 

Insect Disease and other Pest Problems: Once established, it becomes carefree with no serious pest problems.

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Cultivars:
  • Brookside Littlelery
Tags:
#deciduous#fall color#fall foliage#show stopper#arbor#gazebo#playground#year-round interest#cpp#children's garden
Cultivars:
  • Brookside Littlelery
Tags:
#deciduous#fall color#fall foliage#show stopper#arbor#gazebo#playground#year-round interest#cpp#children's garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hydrangea
    Species:
    anomala
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
    Vine
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden