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Hydrangea petiolaris (Climbing Hydrangea)

Type Climber, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant
Size Climbing or Spreading Plant
Colours White Flowers (Summer early), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Hydrangea petiolaris Description

This fast growing climber will flourish in shade or partial sun, and is self clinging - so no need for trellis!. Expect plates of creamy white blossom in early summer, along with attractive waxy deep green deciduous foliage. Will spread to 4m by 4m


Hydrangea petiolaris - Cultivation Notes

Climbing Hydrangea prefers a shady spot away from full sun in a moist fertile soil. Mulch annually with well rotted manure and prune of dead flower heads, trimming away unwanted and excessive growth away from wall.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Hydrangea petiolaris:

  • Attractive autumn colour
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Weaknesses of Hydrangea petiolaris

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations

Design & Plant Use for Hydrangea petiolaris:

  • Flowering climbing plant for added interest on walls and structures
  • Flowering climbing plant for added interest on walls and structures

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View other climbers with white flowers, or climbers with medium green foliage


Common Missspellings: Hidrangea, Hydrangia, Hydraingea, Hidrangia, Hydrengea

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