About Climbing Hydrangea
One way to have a succession of landscape color throughout the growing season is to pick bulbs, perennials and flowering shrubs that bloom at different points in the season. Perennials: Aster, catmint, gaillardia, goldenrod, mums, Nippon daisy, salvia, sedum. Trees/Shrubs: Blue mist shrub (Caryopteris), reblooming hydrangeas, roses. At first glance, and definitely from this distance, they look like the same vine, but they are not. The one climbing on the shed (and the fence to the right of it) is Hydrangea anomala ssp. petiolaris (let’s call this one CH), commonly known as climbing hydrangea. The vine climbing on the tree (and the piece of fence behind it) is actually Schizophragma hydrangeoides ‘Moonlight’ (let’s call this one JCH) also commonly known as climbing hydrangea or Japanese climbing hydrangea.