> Another Climbing Hydrangea - 3 quart
Introducing Hydrangea anomala subsp. anomala - the other species of climbing hydrangea vine. Rarely offered, and less showy than its more common cousin petiolaris, anomala’s robust, shiny dark green leaves and pleasant white flowers are a refreshing change of pace for the discerning eye. Likeable pointy new buds in Spring promise another year of beauty. Fool your gardening friends who think they know climbing hydrangeas with this easy to grow vine. Deciduous. Zones 5-8.
> Chinese Climbing Hydrangea - various sizes
A lusty and large growing climber, Schizophragma integrifolium var. molle tolerates more sun than most of the hydrangea climbers and grows with intent. Blooms are white and huge -nearly a foot across. This vine needs a good stout wall or tree to climb. The foliage on this selection is somewhat larger and fuzzier than Schizophragma integrifolium var. faurei, described by Rehder in his sleep-inducing tome (but see our SKU 2932.) Height? Length? If adequately supported or attached, easily 30-50 feet, or even more. Lusty as I said. Zones 6?-9.
> Moonlight Climbing Hydrangea - various sizes
Schizophragma hydrangeoides ’Moonlight’ has luminous silvery-green foliage with dark green veins in its youth. The summer flowers are white, lacecap inflorescences. A true clinging vine, it grows most happily on stone or brick or up a shady tree - anything it can securely grasp. Were it never to bloom the foliage alone is dazzling. It’s the first of the "hydrangea" vines to leaf out in spring for us a few weeks before its cousin ’Roseum’ or the larger, rampant Schizophragma integrifolia (either form we grow). As for Schizophragma megalocarpum we are standing back in some awe. It’s been close to evergreen in our zone (semi-deciduous would be the textbook claim). As for Moonlight, it’s best in part shade. Beautiful plant. Length or height? We saw one covering the end of an old stone barn (30 feet tall) in Wales. It has climbed more than 40 feet up various pines trees here. Zones 5-7. Available in two sizes 4" square pot (1.35 pint) or 3 quart (trade gallon).
> Pink Flowered Hydrangea Vine - various sizes
Schizophragma hydrangeoides ’Roseum’ is a blush-pink flowered form of the Japanese climbing hydrangea vine. It is pink for us in the south only upon first opening, becoming white under our heat & humidity. But for those days it reminds us that spring is a time of wide possibility. Even pink. A true climber it will attach to your wall or tree and head up. Deciduous, for partial shade in zones 5 to 7, it may reach 30’ in time. Blooms more readily in our experience than the other "hydrangea" climbers. Rare and special.
> Skylands Giant Climbing Hydrangea - trade gallon
Unlike most climbing hydrangeas ‘Skyland Giant’ is eager to bloom and for us has shown flowers in one gallon containers. This is a selected form of climbing hydrangea (Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris ’Skylands Giant’) with sterile sepals more numerous and larger than the species. It was found at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands. It shares similar traits with the species in other respects, somewhat slow to establish, a true climbing vine with root-like holdfasts, blooming most heavily when frustrated in its climbing. Deciduous. Zones 4 - 8.