Hydrangea ‘Petiolaris’, 1 Litre


Hydrangea ‘Petiolaris’1 Litre

Plant Fact File:

  • Plant Type: Climbing Deciduous Shrub
  • Botanical Name: Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris
  • Container Size: 1 Litre
  • Height: Up to 12 meters (40 feet)
  • Spread: Variable, typically 2-4 meters (6-12 feet)
  • Foliage: Green, ovate leaves
  • Flower Color: White
  • Flowering Period: Late spring to early summer
  • Hardiness: Fully Hardy
  • Aspect: Partial shade to full shade
  • Soil Type: Moist, well-draining soil
  • Uses: Climbing on walls, fences, pergolas, or as ground cover


Hydrangea ‘Petiolaris’, also known as Climbing Hydrangea, is a deciduous climbing shrub prized for its ornamental foliage and beautiful white flowers. This vigorous vine features dark green, ovate leaves and produces clusters of fragrant white flowers in late spring to early summer. The flowers appear in flat-topped panicles and contrast beautifully against the plant’s lush foliage. Hydrangea ‘Petiolaris’ is an excellent choice for covering walls, fences, pergolas, or as ground cover in shady areas of the garden.

Key Features:

  • Vigorous Climbing Habit: Hydrangea ‘Petiolaris’ is a vigorous climber that can quickly cover vertical surfaces with its twining stems. With proper support, it can reach heights of up to 12 meters (40 feet) and spread over large areas. This makes it an ideal plant for covering walls, fences, pergolas, or as ground cover in shaded areas of the garden.
  • Ornamental Foliage: The foliage of Hydrangea ‘Petiolaris’ consists of dark green, ovate leaves that provide a lush backdrop for the white flowers. The leaves emerge in spring and persist throughout the growing season, adding to the plant’s ornamental appeal. In autumn, the foliage may turn shades of yellow before dropping in preparation for winter.
  • Fragrant White Flowers: In late spring to early summer, Hydrangea ‘Petiolaris’ produces clusters of fragrant white flowers in flat-topped panicles. The flowers are highly attractive to pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, making it a valuable addition to wildlife-friendly gardens. The contrast between the white flowers and dark green foliage creates a stunning display in the garden.
  • Versatile Uses: Due to its vigorous climbing habit and ability to twine around supports, Hydrangea ‘Petiolaris’ is a versatile plant that can be used in various ways in the landscape. It can be trained to climb over walls, fences, pergolas, or used as ground cover in shaded areas of the garden. It is particularly well-suited to shady locations where other plants may struggle to thrive.
  • Low Maintenance: Once established, Hydrangea ‘Petiolaris’ is relatively low-maintenance and easy to grow. It prefers a partially shaded to fully shaded location and moist, well-draining soil. Regular watering during dry periods and annual pruning to remove dead or damaged stems and promote new growth are recommended.

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