Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris
Climbing hydrangea, Hydrangea petiolaris
- anomala subsp. petiolaris– H. anomala subsp. petiolaris is a deciduous shrub usually grown as a self-clinging climber, but also suitable for cultivation as a stand alone shrub. It has fresh-green, serrated, ovate leaves and in early summer, bears large, pretty, white lace-cap flowers. It is a useful climber for North-facing walls and fences.
Can cause mild stomach upset if ingested and contact with foliage may aggravate skin allergies.
RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
White in Summer
Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn
Layering, Semi-ripe cuttings
WHERE TO GROW
Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris (Climbing hydrangea) will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 5m after 5-10 years.
Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises
Plant in humus-rich, moist, free-draining soil in sun or shade. If grown as a climber, provide support until established. Mulch and feed in spring.
Clay, Loamy, Sandy
Moist but well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Partial Shade, Full Sun
North, South, East, West