Climbing Hydrangea

Zone: 5-8

Size: A vigorously growing vine reaching 40-50 feet.

Location: Prefers sun to light shade.

Flowering: An exceptional vine for both its foliage and flowering qualities. May be slow to start flowering until it becomes established. Its flowers are smaller, and the vine also tends to be smaller. Foliage is glossy green with large (8-10 inches in diameter), fragrant, white, lacecap flowers produced in late June-early July and are attractive to butterflies. Vine climbs by means of aerial roots and clings well to masonry. Very attractive peeling orange-brown bark for winter interest and color.

Maintenance: Prune in late winter to keep it under control.

Cultivars: The cultivar 'Miranda' has attractive lime-green variegated foliage.