Hydrangea petiolaris

Hydrangea petiolaris

Hydrangea petiolaris

Hydrangea petiolaris

Climbing hydrangea

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Height: 5m
  • Foliage: deciduous
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

Hydrangea petiolaris is a lovely, deciduous climber, bearing gorgeous white flower heads with green, oval leaves that turn yellow in autumn. It grows slowly at the beginning, but once established, growth becomes faster. Hydrangea petiolaris prefers full sun or partial shade and grows well in fertile, well-drained soil.

Hydrangea petiolaris
Main branch of Hydrangea petiolaris   Outward-growing stems of Hydrangea petiolaris

Pruning

When and how to prune climbing hydrangea ( Hydrangea petiolaris). A climbing hydrangea flowers on the previous year’s growth. If necessary, you can control its growth. Cut back outward-growing stems to a healthy bud, after flowering in late summer. Severe pruning may result in less flowers the following year.

Care

Hydrangea petiolaris is excellent for clothing a wall. Although it’s self-clinging, a young plant needs support to help it on its way. This vigorous climber can become quite large over time, so give it plenty of room.

Water a young plant thoroughly if conditions are dry.

Plant combination

A climbing hydrangea looks fabulous on its own, or combined with others climbers such as Clematis ‘Henryi’, Rosa ‘Climbing Iceberg’