Firefly Variegated Climbing Hydrangea
hydrangea anomala petiolaris firefly
This plant is considered by many to be the Cadillac of all vines. It is a strong grower but not so aggressive that it will tare down a house or fence like many vines. It is at its best when grown on the trunk of a tall oak tree or covering the face of a brick wall. It blooms from late June to early July. Its lightly fragrant, creamy white blooms are 6 to 10 inches across and composed of a lacy center of fertile flowers ringed with a bracelet of larger sterile florets. The leaves emerge with bright colors of yellow and green and gradually mature to chartreuse and green later in the season The effect is breathtaking and any self-respecting designer should include this plant in his or her arsenal of plants.
Height : up to 40 Feet Width : 3-6 feet
Exposure : shade to partial sun
Hardiness Zones : 5-8