Looking across a yard at a bank of hydrangea bushes in full bloom is certainly a site to behold, but consider looking upward to the climbing hydrangea, a flowering vine that produces fragrant, lace-cap white flower clusters.How to care for a climbing hydrangea vine?
In the cooler regions of the South, the vine will usually do well in more sunny areas, if adequately watered. Climbing hydrangeas that do get more sun tend to bloom better. Climbing hydrangea needs a rich, moist, well-drained soil. If your soil needs improvement, mix in a generous amount of compost before planting.Where are the climbing Hydrangeas in my garage?
I have two climbing hydrangeas: One on an ash that will surely succumb to emerald ash borer damage soon and another growing on the north side of the garage that I hope will entirely cover that side.When is the best time to plant climbing hydrangeas?
Native to Asia, crawling hydrangeas are flowering deciduous vines best planting in late spring. These plants are true climbers, using the holdfasts (suckers) on their branches to scale walls and other structures. Climbing hydrangea plants grow very slowly, and may take as many as three to five years just to reach the flowering stage.