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Scientific Name: Hydrangea petiolaris
Pronunciation: hye-DRAIN-juh pet-ee-OH-lair-iss
Common Name: climbing hydrangea
Family Name: Hydrangeaceae
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous, Vine or climber
Key ID Features: Climbing vine hydrangea; corymb-like cymes, outer ring of florets have 4 lobes, centre florets have no petals. Winter ID: bark shaggy, exfoliating cinnamon-tan; buds 1 cm, yellow; stem has root-like hold-fasts; fruit and flowers persist.
Course(s): HORT 1155, Level 2 Apprenticeship, CLT Training

Habit: Arching, Spreading, Twiggy
Form: Climbing
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:7 - 10m
Spread:1.5 - 2.0m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China (Japan/China)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Arbors or trellis, Cut flower or foliage, Dried flower or fruit, Fall interest, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Specimen plant, Tall background
Additional Info: Google. Note: Hydrangea anomala ssp. petiolaris is a synonym.
climbing hydrangea
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Fall: Green, Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic
Apices: Acute
Bases: Obtuse
Margins: Serrate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Panicle-like, Cyme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Pink
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Oct, Nov, Dec
Additional Info: Not showy

Bark Morphology: Exfoliating, Multi-stem trunk
Bark or Stem Colour: Grey, Tan
Leaf Bud Type: Ovoid
Leaf Scar Shape:V-shaped
Organ Modifications: Aerial or climbing roots

Propagation: Seed, Hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings
Plant Care:
Maintenance:Low maintenance plant
Pest Susceptibility: Nematodes,
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