Whether or not you love gardening, the mere sight of lush greens in your yard or beautifully pruned wall climbers adds tremendous effect to your place. Most people believe that having a good view provides healing effects on one’s soul and relieves one from stress. The climbing hydrangea is a great way to have such beauty at very minimal efforts. With enough knowledge on how to grow this ornamental plant and a pack of patience, you’re sure to have your place of Zen in no time.
Though the native species of these deciduous vines are from Japan, Korea, and Siberia, they are considered subspecies of the Hydrangea Anomala, which are common in Myanmar and China. With knowledge of its distinct ovate leaves, heart-shaped base, and flowers that are generally white, you can easily find climbing hydrangea plants for sale at your nearby plant shops. With a little research and the help of the classified ads, finding one shouldn’t be a problem. If you just can’t wait for your walls or shade to be decorated with the vine, buy larger plants whenever you can, since it will take time before the hydrangea fully blooms and climbs to your liking.
Getting its name from the Greek word hydr-, which means water, the climbing hydrangea vine is one of the few plants that prefers a shady location during summer or in hot climates. Thus, choosing the right location to plant it is critical. You can start working on your climbing hydrangeas near walls, your fence, or your house for the shade provided by these structures. Make sure the soil you’re planting in has enough moisture and a loamy texture but is not overrun by water supply. In very hot temperatures, you may need to water these plants yourself to ensure enough hydration. A monthly application of mild fertilizers can also make your vines grow healthier.
If you are planting the hydrangea to cover your walls or a tall shade, pruning is not really necessary unless you want to shape it back for design purposes, or if you want to keep the stray branches in shade during summer or in hot temperatures. The beauty of this vine also lies in its ability to shape up according to its guiding structure, giving you very minimal chores.
There have been debates among gardening experts as to whether planting your climbing hydrangea vines near existing plants or vines, such as in a grape winery or among honeysuckles, would do some damage, but there has never been any proven case validating such claims.
The climbing hydrangea vine can provide your place with an exciting, fresh look, and that is only possible if you dedicate some time to taking care of your plants. It may take some time before you can lay your eyes on your promising vine creations, but it sure is worth it when you see it starting to grow and climb.