Gardening Magazine

Plant of the Week: Hydrangea Petiolaris

By Davis Landscape Architecture @DavisLandArch
Hydrangea petiolaris flower (07/05/2011, London)

Hydrangea petiolaris flower (07/05/2011, London)

Position: Flourishes in full sun to dappled shade.

Soil: Moist but well drained.

Flowering period: Mid summer.

Eventual Height: 15m

Eventual Spread: indefinite

Hardiness: USDA Zone 4a-7b

Family: Hydrangeaceae

Hydrangea petiolaris is a deciduous self clinging climber (via aerial roots) with vigouras woody shoots. It has dark green; ovate to rounded leaves with heart shaped bases which yellow in autumn. In summer domed corymbs composed of white and occasionally sterile flowers appear.

Native to parts of Russia, Korea, Taiwan and Japan, H. petiolaris is also known as H. anomala subsp. petiolaris.

Hydrangea is derived from the Greek hydor meaning ‘water’ and aggeion meaning ‘a vessel or vase’ with petiolaris alluding to its long petioles (the stalk that joins a leaf to the stem).

Hydrangea petiolaris leaf (07/05/2011, London)

Hydrangea petiolaris leaf (07/05/2011, London)

This plant is usefull to the landscape architect as a self clinging climber, particularly in more shady areas, which provides white flowers during late spring to early summer.

This plant will tolerate heavy clay soils but will not take to exposed locations and will prefer shade to a sunny location.

Ecologically this plant will attract pollinating insects such as bees that will feed on its nectar.

Hydrangea petiolaris (07/05/2011, London)

Hydrangea petiolaris (07/05/2011, London)

The Royal Horticultural Society have given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

Maintenance:  This plant may have its overlong shoots cut back immediately after flowering. Pruning should be kept to a minimum towards the top of the plant as this is where the majority of flowers will be produced. Established plants can withstand hard pruning, however, flowering will be reduced for a few years. Drastic pruning should be staggered over three to four years so as to not reduce the inflorescence too much.

Plant of the Week: Hydrangea petiolaris
Plant of the Week: Hydrangea petiolaris
Plant of the Week: Hydrangea petiolaris

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Father James Martin's Bridge-Building Metaphor and Call to Mutual Respect Betwee...

    Father James Martin's Bridge-Building Metaphor Call Mutual Respect Between Catholic Leaders LGBTQ Community: Critical Commentary

    I have not read Father James Martin's new book Building a Bridge, which calls on the pastoral leaders of the Catholic church to collaborate with the LGBTQ... Read more

    The 22 June 2017 by   William Lindsey
  • Caution: This Can Cause Addiction

    Caution: This Cause Addiction

    I opened my low-carb/keto clinic with Nurse Sylvie in February 2017, inside the medical clinic where I do my regular general practice. To get people to enroll,... Read more

    The 22 June 2017 by   Dietdoctor
  • Review - Vichy Mineral 89 Skin Fortifying Daily Booster

    I'm always battling with dry and dehydrated skin.. even when I do nothing different, my skin will... Click for Read more

    The 22 June 2017 by   Chantana
  • Talk Show Host: Not Here to Make Friends

    Talk Show Host: Here Make Friends

    photo: Harley Haskett Toronto based Talk Show Host are quick to release a new EP. Not Here to Make Friends sounds cheerful and angry at the same time,... Read more

    The 22 June 2017 by   Hctf
  • The Human Design... Not All Bad!

    Human Design... Bad!

    Whatever or whoever it was that designed the human, had to have been at the least, a sadist. Now the design isn’t all that bad, it’s just that there were a few... Read more

    The 22 June 2017 by   Skip1957
  • Citrus Marshmallow Sundaes

    Citrus Marshmallow Sundaes

    We all know what a Sundae is, and I am sure we have all secretly had one at some stage in our lives even those of us who are now on the healthy no sugar […] Read more

    The 22 June 2017 by   Shadesofcinnamon
  • Konkani Style, Hog Plum Pickle…

    Konkani Style, Plum Pickle…

    Summer is full of Sun, fun, travel yumminess.. For those who love Mangoes its the season.. The kids have vacations... The markets are filled with an amazing... Read more

    The 22 June 2017 by   Anithanayak