Miranda Climbing Hydrangea
Botanical Name: Hydrangea petiolaris 'Miranda'
Common Name: Miranda Climbing Hydrangea
Height: 30-50' Habit: climbing vine Growth Rate: Slow Zone: 4-8
Cultural Requirements: Full sun to full shade; well-drained soil; bud hardy, but flowers are susceptible to damage by late frosts; may take 2-5 years to flower; root-like structures hold vine to rough surfaces.
Ornamental Characteristics: Deciduous, woody vine that clings and climbs by aerial rootlets; 'Miranda' is a variegated form that features serrate, heart-shaped, dark green leaves with yellow margins; can revert to green in summer heat; white, lace cap clusters of fragrant flowers; blooms in late spring to early summer; exfoliating, reddish brown bark on older stems.
Uses in the Landscape: Particularly effective when grown against building walls, can also be grown as a ground cover in shady areas