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Climbing Hydrangea Hydrangea anomala subsp. Petiolaris

Other plants called Climbing Hydrangea:

Phonetic Spelling
hy-DRAN-jee-ah ah-NOM-uh-luh
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
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. It clings and/or climbs not only by twining but also by aerial rootlets. 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.

More information on Hydrangea.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Brookside Littlelery
Tags:
#deciduous#fall color#poisonous#fragrant flowers#show stopper#arbor#gazebo#playground#year-round interest#cpp#exfoliating#children's garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Brookside Littlelery
Tags:
#deciduous#fall color#poisonous#fragrant flowers#show stopper#arbor#gazebo#playground#year-round interest#cpp#exfoliating#children's garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hydrangea
    Species:
    anomala
    Family:
    Hydrangeaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Himalayas and China
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Fragrance
    Climbing Method:
    Clinging
    Twining
    Dimensions:
    Height: 30 ft. 0 in. - 60 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 5 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
    Vine
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Climbing
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil pH:
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Good Dried
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Flat cluster up to 8 inches wide, consisting of an outer ring of more showy sterile florets with very small greenish-yellow central fertile flowers
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    3-6 inches
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Light Brown
    Surface/Attachment:
    Exfoliating
    Bark Description:
    Exfoliating, reddish-brown, attractive in winter
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Recreational Play Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Design Feature:
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Heavy Shade
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, sweating
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Hydrangin, a cyanogenic glycoside
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Leaves