The Hydrangea Anomala or “Climbing Hydrangea” is a deciduous vine which originated in Korea and Japan. This lovely plant grows up to 40’ or more and produces heart-shaped white flowers making it a great option for covering fences, large trees, arbors, gazebos, the side of your home or even brick or concrete walls. The climbing hydrangeas branches grow laterally at around 3’ from the supporting structure chosen. It requires moist but well-drained soil and thrives in the sun or shade. During the winter seasons the reddish-brown peeling exfoliating bark creates an attractive appearance. Watering should be done weekly or more often in locations with extreme heat. Although this plant can be slow to establish and to sprout its flowers, once established it is a fairly tolerant and low-maintenance plant and also does not cause any pest problems. Join us next month to find out what our next Plant of the Month will be and to continue to find out more interesting facts about plants!