Hydrangea anomala subsp. Petiolaris
- Common Name(s):
- Climbing hydrangea
- Brookside Littlelery
- Poisonous Plants, Vines
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.
- Deciduous shrub; leaves opposite, simple, stalked, toothed and sometimes lobed; flowers in terminal, white clusters; the sterile flowers (around the margin or the entire cluster) are much enlarged.
- 60-80 feet
- White flowers in late spring to mid summer on horizontal shoots.
- 4 to 8
- Sun to shade
- Poison Part:
- Bark, leaves, flower buds.
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, sweating.
- Toxic Principle:
- Hydrangin, a cyanogenic glycoside.
- TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN.
- Found in:
- Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape as woody shrub; forest or natural area as native shrub.
- Growth Rate:
- Initially slow
- Climbing Method:
- Aerial roots
NCCES plant id: 2282