climbing hydrangeas in mobile, alabama

bayaniMarch 15, 2007

Good Morning everyone...I saw a great looking climbing plant with white flowers encompassing most of the northeast wall of my neighbor's house...i googled around and i think it is a climbing hydrangea... Do you have any experience with growing this plant in our area...thanks and happy gardening y'all!

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It seems to be doing well in your neighbors' garden ;-)

I grow the native climbing H., Decumaria barbara; however, there's also H. petiolaris.

You may want to ask your neighbors if they know which species they are growing and, while you are at it, ask for a start.

Decumaria barbara

    Bookmark   March 15, 2007 at 2:10PM
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I appreciate your advice. The climbing vinelike plant growing at my neighbor's is not the climbing hydrangea. It was on sale at Springhill Nursery so I went I ahead and bought a lot. I will experiment and plant them on the west facing walls of my house and also next to the trees. I will let you know how they do. Thank you for the beautiful pictures. :-)

    Bookmark   April 18, 2007 at 7:59AM
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Being nosy...what did you order?

    Bookmark   April 18, 2007 at 7:34PM
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Sorry for the slow response. I got Climbing Hydrangeas from Springhill Nursery. They are very small. Some have leaves that have dropped but I still planted them anyway. I also got Montenegro and American Hope Lilies. I will submit pictures to our forum if they do well

    Bookmark   April 26, 2007 at 6:28AM
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tweetypye(z8/sc AL)

I have had a climbing hydrangea growing on one of my trees for a couple of years and it's looking really good this year. How long does it usually take before it begins to flower?

    Bookmark   April 26, 2007 at 9:00PM
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It's been two months since i planted the climbing hydrangeas. They were about seven inches in height. Most have lost their leaves but two of them have sprouted more branches. One is growing on the northwest wall and one is doing okay in the shady north wall of the house. Will keep you posted. It will probably take years before they really climb and cover the walls but I think it is worth the wait.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2007 at 11:39AM
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