Among the many varieties of hydrangea that we can grow, there are also climbing hydrangeas, obviously appreciated for their ability to develop vertically. These plants, although not reaching incredible heights, manage to develop in height leaning on a support reaching up to a couple of meters in height.
In addition to this peculiarity however, the climbing hydrangeas they are also highly appreciated for the flowers they produce. They are plants able to give us fantastic blooms that can last even a couple of months by uniquely decorating the supports to which they are placed.
The varieties of climbing hydrangeas that can be found on the market are different. Some very valid climbing species are the Hydrangea seemani and the Hydrangea Anomala Cordata which we will discuss below.
Among the species of climbing hydrangea, the Petioralis variety is very interesting.
These are the characteristics that distinguish the species:
Height: in optimal conditions it reaches 25 meters.
Leaf: glossy, oval, serrated edge.
Flowering: abundant from June, but if the season is particularly
dry the flowers do not last long, normally three weeks
Inflorescence: irregularly shaped, slightly rounded, white flowers
sterile are raised above the fertile ivory by long peduncles.
Beautiful deciduous climber, robust, has no particular needs in terms of location or terrain and overcomes even very intense colds. Suitable for the feet of large trees (it also tolerates full shade), it can be used as a carpet or against walls, to which it adheres like ivy with aerial roots. The inflorescences, perforated like laces, open in June-July among tender green heart-shaped leaves, and persist for a long time in half-shade positions. Its dense foliage is colored, in autumn, by a very warm golden yellow in perfect harmony with the colors of the season.Original from Japan.