The Plant Company

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01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00-17:30.
Closed public holidays.


The Plants

Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris

climbing hydrangea

Photo of Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris


A lovely and versatile climber with heart shaped green leaves and masses of white lacey flowerheads from June to July. This climbing Hydrangea thrives in some of the most shady, inhospitable areas of the garden. Although it is slow to establish, it will eventually cover a large wall or fence, clinging by aerial roots.


  • Climbers

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Foliage: Deciduous

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Slow growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Cottage style garden

Special features

  • Low maintenance

Care instructions

Grow in moist but well-drained acidic to neutral soil in full sun or partial shade. This hydrangea flowers on the previous season’s wood, so if you need to prune it back, do so in late autumn or early spring, but be warned that this will restrict flowering the following year.


Size: Medium

Pot size: 3 litre

Eventual height: 500cm

Eventual spread: 1500cm


  • Light shade
  • Sun


  • South
  • East
  • West
  • North

Soil types

  • Sandy
  • Normal
  • Clay

Soil pH ranges

  • Acid
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline