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Hydrangea anomala petiolaris /Climbing Hydrangea

Hydrangea anomala petiolaris  / Hydrangea anomala petiolaris
Vine climbing a tree trunk
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Vine climbing a tree trunk

Vine late in the season showing early stage of autumn color

An old specimen in full bloom


Close-up of camellia-like leaves

Sterile flowers turn reddish with age

Flowering almost completed on this high climber

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Scientific Name: Hydrangea anomala petiolaris
Common Name: Climbing Hydrangea
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
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Comments: A versatile, high climbing vine that flowers and attaches itself to structures by aerial rootlets. It may also be used as a ground cover and a single plant can cover up 200 square feet. It has white, lacecap flowers in late spring and summer. Grows very poorly in zone 8 and higher.