Hydrangea anomala petiolarisItem #4170 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
A vigorous climbing vine that clings to surfaces by aerial rootlets. It has a slow growing, shrubby habit until established, then becomes quite vigorous, producing long, fast growing stems. Lush green foliage is blanketed with magnificent, white lacecap blooms in summer. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full shade to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Vigorous, clinging stems quickly reach 50 to 80 ft. long.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:hye-DRAYN-jee-uh an-NOM-al-a pet-ee-ol-LAY-rissDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Vigorous, clinging stems quickly reach 50 to 80 ft. long.Special features:Fast GrowingFoliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:WhiteDesign IdeasThis is the only Hydrangea that climbs and is so vigorous it can cloak a good-sized house in no time. Being deciduous, it shades walls in summer and lets the sun warm them during winter, thus helping to conserve energy. With its clinging habit, it needs no trellis and will extend up to a second story with ease. Works well as a cloak for fences or to increase an arbor's shade. An inexpensive cover for concrete retaining walls and freestanding barrier walls.Companion PlantsEuonymus (Euonymus); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Hosta (Hosta); Spreading Yew (Taxus); Boxwood (Buxus)
- CareCare InformationThrives in enriched, fertile, well-drained soils. Tolerates full sun in cool climates with consistent moisture. Avoid hot, humid conditions. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish extensive root system. Feed with general purpose fertilizer. Provide support for climbing stems. Prune annually to control size.Pruning time: summer after flowering.Light Needs:Full shade to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:Hydrangea anomala is native to wooded valleys, stream banks and mountain slopes in the Himalayas and China. The subsecies petiolaris (formerly known as Hydrangea petiolaris) is native to eastern Siberia, Japan, China and South Korea. This subspecies produces longer stems and larger flower clusters, and has better winter hardiness.Lore:The genus name Hydrangea comes from hydor meaning water and aggeion meaning vessel, referring to its cup-like capsular fruit. The specific epithet comes from the Greek word anomalas, which refers to the vine-like plant habit. The subspecies name is in reference to the long petioles of this plant.