Climbing Hydrangea Plant. Prune after flowering in summer. Climbing hydrangeas (hydrangea anomala subsp.
When planting climbing hydrangeas, train them initially onto galvanised wires. They will grow well in most soils provided they are reasonably moist and fertile. The plants can also be pruned and maintained in shrub form.
In fact, both flowers and leaves are very different from other hydrangeas, making them unique.
This plant does very well in many locations, especially those with lower levels of light, where other vines would wither and die. The climbing hydrangea is a lovely vine grower that flowers. Another climbing hydrangea is hydrangea serratifolia.
Soil should be quite rich in organic matter and closer to acidic than alkaline.
Flowers generally won’t start to bloom until the plant is at least three years old, and some won’t start to bloom until closer to seven years old. Vigorous, clinging stems quickly reach 50 to 80 ft. Unsupported vines sometimes will grow in.
The flowers are light creamy and large with 4 petals.
It can tolerate heavy shade, but it will not flower as much as it will in partial or dappled shade. Serratifolia are less hardy and need shelter to thrive. After filling a pot that has drainage holes with potting soil, plant the shoot in its center with the rootlets and node below the surface of the soil.
Climbing hydrangea vines are a rewarding plant to grow;
The leaves cover the plant from top to bottom, making it ideal to hide fences or buildings or use as a privacy or. In nature, it would clamor up trees and shrubs, and it's still lovely that way in gardens, though its equally useful grown on walls, chimneys, fences, pergolas, and other structures. The utmost important detail is to keep soil moist but that it does not become waterlogged.
Though they are tolerant to periodic flooding, consistently wet soil can lead to root rot.
This interesting plant has glossy, leathery, dark green leaves. Climbing hydrangea plants grow very slowly, and may take as many as three to five years just to reach the flowering stage. Blooms on old wood, so the buds can be damaged by late frosts.