Common Name: climbing hydrangea
Origin/Ecology: Native to southeast Asia, Japan, China
Habit: Climbing, twiggy, spreading, arching, to 10 m tall, 2 m wide.
Leaves: Simple, heavily veined, glabrous, elliptic, serrate.
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Flowers and Fruit: Panicle-like corymbs, white, pink, Jul-Aug. Outer ring of florets have 4 lobes, centre florets have no petals. Capsules, brown, Oct-Dec.
Bark: Exfoliating, multi-stem trunk.
Water Use, Soil: Moderate water use, well-drained soil.
Exposure: Full sun to filtered shade.
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.
Other Features: Long petioles when grown in shade.