CLIMBING HYDRANGEA Anomala petiolaris
Hydrangea anomala, the Japanese climbing-hydrangea, a popular ornamental plant, due to its attractive and numerous creamy-white lacy-looking flowers, it's shiny foliage, and it's relatively non-aggressive nature.
It is a woody climbing plant, growing to 12 m height up trees or rock faces, climbing by means of small aerial roots on the stems. The leaves are deciduous, ovate, 7–13 cm long and 4–10 cm broad, with a heart-shaped base. The flowers are, produced in flat corymbs up to 15 cm (6")diameter in mid-summer.
Climbing Hydrangea vines are self-supporting, and a trellis or other supports are not needed. They will cling and climb their way up structures, reaching a height of 30-80' tall. As these plants tolerate pruning very well, they are sometimes grown as a small shrub.
Type: Hardy climbing vine, or can be pruned as a shrub
Location: Sun or shade
Hardiness zones: 5-9
Note: This plant species is known to have toxicity. The ingestion of these seeds or this plant can cause serious illness or death.
Seeds per pack: 5
Germination: Plant these seeds on the surface of the soil (do not bury them), water and keep moist until germination. Place the pot in a clear plastic bag to help retain moisture/humidity on the seeds until they germinate, at which time the bag should be removed. Germination occurs in approximately 6 weeks. Keep at room temperature for germination.