Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris
Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris

Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris

SKU: S63130
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Quick Facts
Common Name: Climbing Hydrangea
Hardiness Zone: 4-7S/10W Exposure: Sun to Shade
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Blooms In: Jun
Mature Height: 40' Spacing: 5-10'
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A Climbing Hydrangea, anomala subsp. petiolaris is a vigorous deciduous vine from Japan and Korea whose heart-shaped foliage and large white clusters of June flowers make it an attractive covering for a wall, fence, or large tree. It thrives in sun or shade (afternoon shade is required in the Deep South and in western Zones 9 and 10) and in moist but well-drained soil. Plants are slow to start, but the lateral branches extend as much as 3' and the vines will eventually grow to 40' or more. Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Climbing Hydrangea plants have lateral branches that grow out as much as 3′ from the supporting structure, giving a rich, deep texture that is quite unlike that of other vines. The dried flower heads and reddish brown, peeling bark are attractive in winter. Produces aerial roots that cling to its support. Not well adapted to the dry heat of desert regions. Blooms on old wood.

Hydrangea is a valuable genus of some 100 species of shrubs and vines grown for their large and very showy flower heads. Hydrangeas are at their best in summer and fall—a quiet time for most woody plants—and are worth having for that reason alone. For more information on Hydrangea care, click on Growing Guide.

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The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

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Average Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (11 Reviews) Write a Review

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Love these

I have planted this at the base of an old pine tree and it climbed 40 ft. Care much be taken to trim, so that it won’t circle the tree and choke it.

Have also planted it on a heavy metal arbor and trim every year for forming it. It is gorgeous !

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HEALTHY PLANT

I planted this plant in late spring of 2023....after a normal winter of rain and snow it has grown three feet up the tree. I will be ordering another one. I am very happy with how healthy it is.

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Climbing Hydrangea is dramatic and useful.

Climbing hydrangea is a spectacular plant! At a summer program, I saw it climbing the walls at Yale, and went in search of the grounds crew. If you have a large and maybe unsightly fence, (as we did), this will grow a good 30-40 feet. It would also be great covering unsightly spot on a hillside. I don’t know why more people aren’t growing this; maybe it’s the size. However, if you have some thing that is appropriate, this is a really great problem solver. Incredibly reliable and beautiful.

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Healthy plants

I received very healthy plants, and a good value for the size. Transplanted well. Would have ordered more but they were out of stock!

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Does not do well in dry heat

I'm in the southern CA desert and thought this would work in a spot that gets 100% shade. Nope just don't bother. If your summers are hot and dry it really won't last unfortunately. It was healthy when I received it though ?

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Growing guide

Growing guide
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Latin Name Pronunciation: hye-dran'jee-uh 

Growing H. anomala petiolaris

Climbing Hydrangea (H. anomala petiolaris) will grow and flower even in a northern exposure. This large, heavy vine has lateral branches that will grow out as much as 3′ from the supporting structure. It is superb for growing up the trunk of large shade trees, walls, or along a stonewall. The reddish brown, peeling bark is attractive in winter. Although growth is slow the first couple of years after planting, this species is vigorous once established. Blooming usually begins in 3–5 years.

Light/Watering: Most varieties thrive in full sun in the North, but in the South require afternoon shade. Moist soils that do not dry out are best; do not plant in hot, dry, exposed sites. Mulch to conserve moisture and buffer soil temperatures.

Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Fertilize once in spring with a fertilizer designed to encourage blooms (such as 15-30-15). Soils should be moist but well drained, and rich in organic matter.

Pests/Diseases: None serious. Occasionally powdery mildew will infect the foliage, especially in humid areas with poor air circulation. Treat with an appropriate fungicide if the problem is serious, and be sure to rake up and destroy all fallen foliage in the autumn.

Pruning: Remove any dead wood in early spring. Prune as needed after flowering. Blooms on old wood.

Transplanting: Young plants may be transplanted when dormant in early spring. Prune top growth after transplanting to reduce water loss.

End of Season Care: Rake up and destroy any fallen foliage that was infected by powdery mildew or other fungi.

Calendar of Care

Early Spring: Prune as indicated above. Feed plants with a fertilizer high in phosphorus (such as 15-30-15) to encourage blooms. Complete any transplanting before leaves unfurl.

Mid-Spring: Mulch plants after soil has warmed to conserve moisture and buffer soil temperatures. Watch for powdery mildew and treat as needed.

Fall: Remove and destroy any fallen foliage that was infected by powdery mildew.

For more information on growing Hydrangeas, click here.

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