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All of the climbing hydrangeas have one thing in common: it takes them a while to establish their roots after they have been planted which means that if you decide to plant evergreen climbing hydrangeas, you probably won’t see much happening the first year after you have planted it. But of course you will have to keep that soil moist and continue watering day in and day out even if you don’t see any changes to the plant.
What climbing hydrangeas including this Evergreen variety have in common with all of its close relatives is that once the plant starts growing, it doesn’t stop. It doesn’t grow particularly quickly but it lives for a very long time and it will eventually cover large areas of your garden making it perfect for covering walls and fences.
The Hydrangea Seemannii
You will typically find white, frothy flowers throughout the summer but if you want your plant to continue growing in terms of length and width, you can remove the flowers as soon as you see them encourage energy two other parts of the plant. It can make quite a bit of difference, especially in those first few years. This unique Evergreen Climbing Hydrangea like any Climbing Hydrangea is really something that you need to add into your home for the long-term. This is something that you want to plant if you are willing to continually clip away flowers for the first four years in exchange for knowing that the few years after that you will get beautiful blossoms in a very large climber sprawled against your wall.
For this hydrangea seemannii, you will need to provide something against which the plant can grow. Most of these plants are placed next to a wall so they can cling to the wall as they get bigger. They are happiest and greenest on walls or fences that don’t get a lot of direct sunlight so be cognizant of this when you are picking the location for your plant.
These climbing plants will grow in almost any soil as long as you keep it moist. Be careful not to over water but to keep the soil well drained. They require a great deal of shade but can be cultivated almost anywhere. They are middle-of-the-road in terms of their hardiness.
|20-30 feet; 6-9 m
|9-12 inches; 22-30 cm
|Partial to full shade or full shade
|Cream and tan
|Middle of summer
|Soil pH requirements
|Mildly acidic, neutral, or mildly alkaline
|From softwood cuttings
|Plant will attract butterflies, bees, and birds
|Consistently moist soil, never allowed to dry out