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Hydrangea paniculata (photo courtesy of Linda Lamb Peters)
Hydrangea paniculata (photo courtesy of Linda Lamb Peters)

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Zones A2, A3, 2-21, 31-41
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Hydrangea anomala petiolaris

Climbing Hydrangea
Hydrangeaceae (Saxifragaceae)
Deciduous, Vines

HYDRANGEA

Big, bold leaves and large clusters of long-lasting flowers in white, pink, red, or blue. Summer and fall bloom. Flower clusters may contain sterile flowers (conspicuous, with large, petal-like sepals) or fertile flowers (small, starry petaled); or they may feature a cluster of small fertile flowers surrounded by a ring of big sterile ones (these are called lacecap hydrangeas). Sterile flowers last for a long time (often holding up for months), gradually fading in color.

Hydrangea anomala petiolaris

This vine from Korea climbs high (as far as 60 ft.) with its clinging aerial rootlets; is shrubby and sprawling without support. Green, 2–4-in.-long leaves have a rounded heart shape. Mature plants develop short, flowering branches with flat, white, 6–10-in.-wide lacecap flower clusters. Becomes woody with age. Prune out overly vigorous growth only after the vine is well established and climbing. Can be rejuvenated by cutting back to the framework in the late dormant season. ‘Mirranda’ has leaves with irregular yellow margins; it is slower growing than the species.

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