Hydrangea anomala petiolaris
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 9b
Climbing hydrangea is a wonderfully ornamental deciduous vine with handsome, glossy, dark green foliage and long-blooming, fragrant, white lacecap flowers. Its exfoliating bark and dried blooms provide winter interest. It is slow to establish but is then quick to climb.
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Woody Ornamentals - Flowering Shrubs - Vines
Growth Size:   Tall Vine - 50 to 80 feet tall, 6 to 6 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Climber
Features:   Easy To Grow, Naturalizes Well
Pest Resistant, Disease Resistant, Water once a week in extreme heat
Attracts:   Butterflies
Garden Ideas:   
Cottage, Rustic, Cutting
Flower features:    Showy Flowers, Fragrant
Magnificent white flowers that bloom in summer
Foliage type and color:    Deciduous, Dark Green
Landscape Uses:    Woodland edge, Trellis / Arbor, Wall, Naturalizing
, Ground Cover, Specimen
Climbing Hydrangea is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Tall Vine - 50 to 80 feet tall, 6 to 6 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Fast
Spacing:   5-7 ft apart
Exposure:   Partial Shade to Full Shade
Watering:   Moderate
Soil Types:   Adaptable to pH   Moist, well-drained   Enriched with organic matter
General Plant Care:    Hydrangeas are easy-care shrubs that prefer to be planted in partial or afternoon shade. Hydrangeas will wilt in afternoon heat, but typically recover in morning. Consider planting your hydrangea in a spot where they get afternoon shade or watering more frequently during hot spells.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem or trunk. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Once in spring with a slow-release fertilizer recommended for this plant (shrub, tree) at a rate according to package directions.
General Pruning suggestions:    Summer-flowering shrubs and small trees bloom on new growth (also known as 'new wood') in spring. These plants should be pruned while dormant in the winter time. This will encourage a flush of new growth in spring. This new growth will in turn bear more flowers in summer time.
Bloom Tips:    Remove flower stalks after blooms have faded
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 9b

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