One of our absolute favourite plants for shade, Hydrangea petiolaris is a fabulous, large, self-clinging, deciduous climber with broadly oval leaves and impressive large white flower heads in summer, up to 20cm in width. Flowers appear in clusters, usually comprising of both small fertile and more showy sterile flowers. In autumn when the foliage turns buttery yellow, the flower heads become almost skeletal, remaining throughout winter (if not pruned) giving interest in the garden through the duller months.
Perfect for screening shady fences and walls, we supply ours readily trained on a trellis.
A star plant for shady and partial shade aspects, also does well in fun sun.
Prune after flowering to keep in shape and to promote the next seasons flowers.
Tolerates most soil conditions except for chalk, as long as it’s moist and well drained
Final height: 12+m tall, 4-8m wide.
RHS Award of Garden Merit.