Hydrangea anomala var. petiolaris

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Latin Name: Hydrangea anomala var. petiolaris

Common Name: Climbing Hydrangea
Family: Hydrangeaceae
Vining technique: twining and aerial rootlets along stems

Native range: Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Sakhalin
Introduced: 1865
Sun/Shade: part shade-shade
Height: 30'+
Zones: 4-8
Flower: white, in 10" lace-cap clusters (flat-topped corymbs), showy sterile flowers around smaller fertile apetalous flowers, June-July.
Leaves: dark green, glossy, heart-shaped; fall color not great, chartreuse
Fruit: persistent brown capsule
Bark/stem: reddish-brown, cinnamon, exfoliating

Prune:  blooms on old wood

Notes: extremely slow growing at first, takes time to get established, 3' lateral branching, unsupported vines grow into mounded 4' shrub, sprawling to 200 sq. ft.
Michael Dirr: "the best vine."
Donald Wyman: "There is no better climbing vine."
Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

Where to find Hydrangea anomala var. petiolaris:
Hydrangea anomala petiolaris location map
Hydrangea anomala petiolaris
Hydrangea anomala petiolaris 3
Hydrangea anomala petiolaris 2This Hydrangea anomala petiolaris in another location in the Arboretum is growing without support, sprawling.

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