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Hydrangea anomala ssp. petiolaris 'Firefly'

Firefly Climbing Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Comments

A vine-type hydrangea featuring attractive dark green leaves with yellow variegation, and delicate, fragrant lace-cap flowers; red-brown bark exfoliates and gives winter interest; self-clinging to vertical structures and trees, makes a great color accent

Description

A vine-type hydrangea featuring attractive dark green leaves with yellow variegation, and delicate, fragrant lace-cap flowers; red-brown bark exfoliates and gives winter interest; self-clinging to vertical structures and trees, makes a great color accent

Landscape Attributes

Firefly Climbing Hydrangea is a multi-stemmed deciduous woody vine with a twining and trailing habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This woody vine will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Firefly Climbing Hydrangea is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Hedges/Screening;General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Firefly Climbing Hydrangea will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. As a climbing vine, it tends to be leggy near the base and should be underplanted with low-growing facer plants. It should be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

Light Requirement:

shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

4a

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Spread:

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Soil Type:

40 feet

3 feet

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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