Joy Creek Nursery

294-185D4   Hydrangea anomala petiolaris (Cream Variegation)     ( Climbing hydrangea )

Hydrangea anomala petiolaris (Cream Variegation)
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Thanks to Richie Stephen from the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanic Garden in Seattle, we acquired this curious climbing hydrangea which is characterized by cream variegation on the juvenile foliage. As the leaves mature, most of the variegation turns green. However, during the intense period of early growth, the foliage is truly eye-catching and serves as an attractive backdrop to the seasonal floral show. This has been even slower to grow than the already slow species. Climbing hydrangeas scale trees, fences and walls by using aerial roots. They take some time to reach flowering size. We have grown this variegated form for five years but have not yet had it bloom. We expect it will take several more years to do so. The inflorescences should form 8-to-10-inch lacecaps.

Summer.  Up to 50 ft.

White flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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