- Position: sun to partial shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: slow at first, then medium
- Flowering period: early summer
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A star plant, this climbing Hydrangea thrives in some of the most shady, inhospitable areas of the garden. Slow to establish, it will eventually romp along a wall or fence, clinging by aerial roots. Its almost heart-shaped, variegated leaves turn yellow in autumn, and masses of showy, lacy, white flowerheads appear in late spring and early summer.
- Garden care: Plant in moist, fertile soil and do not allow the soil to dry out while the plant is getting established. 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.
“Wispy lacecap, with a pincushion of tiny white flowers surrounded by the occasional full floret, on this self-supporting deciduous climber - delicate winter”
Val Bourne - Garden Writer