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climbing hydrangeas in mobile, alabama

Posted by bayani z8 (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 15, 07 at 7:44

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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RE: climbing hydrangeas in mobile, alabama

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

RE: climbing hydrangeas in mobile, alabama

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. :-)

RE: climbing hydrangeas in mobile, alabama

Being nosy...what did you order?

RE: climbing hydrangeas in mobile, alabama

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

RE: climbing hydrangeas in mobile, alabama

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?

RE: climbing hydrangeas in mobile, alabama

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.

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