Learning to care for climbing hydrangea is not very difficult, and the result is a stunning plant that is useful both as a climbing vine and a groundcover for shaded areas and slopes. Although climbing hydrangeas are self-attaching to vertical surfaces, they required a sturdy support.
Climbing Hydrangea For Your Landscape
Variety: Common name Hydrangea anomala
Zones: 4 to 7
Soil Type: Organically rich, well-drained soil
Soil pH: 5.5 to 7.5
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Propagation: Climbing hydrangeas are propagated from cuttings. For best results, begin cutting in the early summer. To create new plants from your hydrangea, take a cutting with three leaf nodes from a stem that didn't produce blooms this year. Remove the leaves from the lower two leaf nodes. Dip cutting in rooting hormone and pot in a mixture of vermiculite and sand. Water well and cover with clear plastic, making sure the plastic doesn't come in contact with the cutting's leaves. Water when top of soil becomes dry. Cuttings should begin to root in two to three weeks.
Endless summer hydrangea plants have all the benefits of other hydrangeas and the ability to grow blooms on new growth. Endless summer hydrangea plants don't have to "winter over" to bloom-making them perfect for northern climate zones.
Growing hydrangeas is easy. Learn how to plant them, how to turn them color and how to dry them.
Hydrangea pruning isn't strictly necessary, but it can bring a new life to struggling plants.