My garden will be filled with Hydrangea

I love Hydrangeas.

My garden will be filled with them.

This is not a climbing variety, but it is beautiful.

Anomala Petiolaris climbing Hydrangea

The anomala is a mid-summer flowering and climbing hydrangea with aerial roots. This makes anomala a good choice if the goal is to have the hydrangea attach itself to a brick or wooden home. Anomala is hardy to United States Department of Agriculture Hardiness Zones 4 and 5 and can reach a height of 60 to 80 feet, or as tall as the structure to which it is attached. Alternatively, anomala can be pruned to keep a shorter height or trained to become a ground cover or shrub. Flowers are creamy white and lightly scented. Its dark green leaves turn a rich golden yellow in the fall. Anomala adapts well to soil conditions, but thrives in moist, well-drained soil. In hot areas of the South, it should be planted in a location that will receive a fair amount of shade.

Schizophragma Hydrangia

Schizophragma are cultivars of the Japanese climbing hydrangea. Roseum and Moonlight are popular varieties in the United States, according to Sustainable and Urban Gardening. Roseum bears an ongoing color show in the South. Blossoms are initially pink, and then turn to white as temperatures rise during the summer months. Moonlight has silver leaves, grows a bit slower than Roseum, and requires a shady site. Shizophragma is deciduous and grows best in USDA hardiness zones 5 to 7. To foster its climb it should be planted near a wall or tree so that it can attach to something. Otherwise, it will be slow to produce blossoms.

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