Native to Asia, climbing hydrangea is a vigorous perennial vine that clings and climbs to almost any surface; it requires a sturdy structure and will cover trees, walls, rocks, and pergolas, and can reach 20 to 40 feet tall. ‘Skyland Giant’ is noted for its large, 12-inch-across white lacecap flower heads that bloom from May to June. The glossy, deep green foliage turns yellow in the fall, and the peeling, cinnamon-colored bark is attractive all year long. Though slow to establish, climbing hydrangea will grow vigorously after two to three years, but can take three to four years to begin blooming. Grow in moist, well-drained soil in part to full shade.
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant