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Commonly known as Climbing hydrangea
Colour-changing mopheads and lacecaps in shades of pink, white and blue from early summer to late autumn and delicate skeletons of flower through the winter.
Cones of white from paniculata and bronze and purple foliage from quercifolia.
Genus of 80 or more species of deciduous and evergreen shrubs and climbers. They originate from woodland in eastern Asia and North and South America.
The larger, showier flowers on flat, domed or conical flower heads are sterile, the smaller, fertile flowers are usually found in the centre. The climbers are suitable for a shady wall or fence and mature specimens provide shelter for insects.
Paniculata species attract insects as they have fertile flowers amongst the sterile ones.
Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well. - ovate-rounded leaves to 11cm (4½in) long with heart-shaped bases
White - creamy white
Height - to 10m (33ft)
Spread - 3m (10ft)
Climber - Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging - vigorous, woody climber, clinging by aerial roots. Produces domed corymbs to 25cm (10in) across of fertile and sterile flowers
Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
May cause skin allergy or irritant - Having skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash.
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - red spider mites, scale insects, vine weevils, capsid bugs, grey mould(Botrytis), hydrangea virus, powdery mildew, leaf spot, honey fungus
Place of origin - Japan, Russia, Korea, Taiwan. Garden origin
Flower Shape - Lacecap -
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich.
Wildlife - Bee friendly -
- Hydrangeas for everyone!
- Soil & Feeding
- Pruning Hydrangeas
- Pruning Hydrangeas - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Hydrangeas, keeping them blue - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Drying Flower Heads
- Drying hydrangea flower heads - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Popular Mopheads & Lacecaps
- Hydrangeas and other plants
- Further Reading