Climbing Hydrangea


Climbing Hydrangea is a medium to coarse textured vine that climbs by means of holdfasts enabling it to stick to almost any surface that is not smooth. Although the main stem clings, its branches extend 1 to 2 feet out giving the vine a two dimensional aspect. The glossy, dark green, oval leaves are 2 to 4 inches long and hold on late into the fall with no additional color before falling off. White, pie plate-shaped flower heads 10 inches wide or more occur in mid summer and are very showy and fragrant.

Climbing Hydrangea is handsome in every season and given a good strong support and rich, moist soil, it will just get better and better over time. Use it in sun or shade to climb a wall or tree, or let it climb over rock walls. Vigorous once established, it will become as important as the structure on which it is growing and maybe even more attractive.

Botanical Name: Hydrangea anomala petiolaris
Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness Zone: 4 – 7
Bloom Time: Mid Summer
Height: 2′ – 3′