If you love your garden hydrangea plants but would like to try a new variety, take a look at Hydrangea seemanii, evergreen hydrangea vines. These hydrangeas climb up trellises, walls, or trees but can also be grown as shrubs. If you are considering growing an evergreen climbing hydrangea, or just want more evergreen climbing hydrangea information, read on.
Evergreen Climbing Hydrangea Information
The Hydrangea seemanii is a climbing hydrangea vine that can get 30 feet (9 m.) tall. It has big, thick, rounded leaves that look more like they belong on an evergreen magnolia than a hydrangea. They contrast beautifully with the creamy blossoms. The glossy leaves stay on the hydrangea vine year-round, while the flowers appear in summer, attracting butterflies and bees. The copious amounts of ivory white flowers emerge as tight ivory buds that look like duck eggs. They open into lacecaps. Evergreen hydrangea vines thrive in USDA plant hardiness zones 7 through 10. They are native to Mexico and Central America. According to evergreen climbing hydrangea information, these vines cling to their support with aerial roots. This is one vine that does not harm walls or masonry.
How to Grow Evergreen Hydrangeas
One other unusual feature of these vines is that they thrive in shade. You can start growing an evergreen climbing hydrangea in dappled sunshine, partial shade, or even full shade. However, they flower more in some sun. The vines aren’t picky about the soil acidity either. They will grow in slightly acidic, neutral, or slightly alkaline soil. They do prefer rich, well-drained soil. You’ll need to remember its one absolute requirement, however: sufficiently moist soil. If you start growing an evergreen climbing hydrangea, never let the soil dry out completely. Irrigating evergreen hydrangea vines regularly is a very important part of their care. If the soil is allowed to dry, your vine may suffer or even die. Give your shrub the evergreen hydrangea care it needs. You’ll get a wonderful hydrangea plant that makes your garden look great all year long.
Gardening tips, videos, info and more delivered right to your inbox!
Sign up for the Gardening Know How newsletter today and receive a free download of our most popular eBook "How to Grow Delicious Tomatoes."
Teo Spengler has been gardening for 30 years. She is a docent at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. Her passion is trees, 250 of which she has planted on her land in France.
8 Ideas For Decorating With Poinsettias This Holiday Season
When you’re decorating with poinsettias, consider experimenting with different varieties and fun holiday ideas.
By Mary Ellen Ellis Published
How To Pick A Perfectly Ripe Watermelon
Pick the the ripe watermelon from the bunch every time.
By Amy Grant Published
Climbing Hydrangea Pruning – How To Prune Climbing Hydrangea Vines
Climbing hydrangea is a spectacular plant, but it has a rambunctious nature and can get easily get out of control if you aren't careful. Pruning climbing hydrangeas isn't difficult and will keep the vines looking their best. Learn about climbing hydrangea pruning here.
By Mary H. Dyer Last updated
Climbing Hydrangea Won’t Bloom – When Does Climbing Hydrangea Bloom
Climbing hydrangeas have charming lacecap flowerheads made up of a disc of tiny, tightly packed flowers surrounded by a ring of larger blossoms. This article explains what to do when your climbing hydrangea fails to bloom. Click here to learn more.
By Jackie Carroll Last updated
Getting Climbing Hydrangea To Climb: How To Make A Climbing Hydrangea Climb
If you have a climbing hydrangea not climbing, what do you do? Click this article to learn more about attaching climbing hydrangeas to support and getting climbing hydrangeas to climb like they?re supposed to.
By Darcy Larum Last updated
Climbing Hydrangea Plant - Tips On How To Grow a Climbing Hydrangea
Climbing hydrangeas feature large, fragrant clusters of white flowers that bloom in late spring and summer against a backdrop of dark green, heart-shaped foliage. Learn how to grow them with info in this article.
By Jackie Carroll Last updated