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CoreHHI
Bluffton, SC
(Zone 9a)

April 6, 2011
10:57 AM

Post #8476068

Lowe's by me is selling them but I thought they were Northern plants?? I've only seen them in the shade up in the Northeast but I'm thinking Lowe's wouldn't go that far out of range with a plant..

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=climbing+hydrangea&hl=en&prmd=ivns&resnum=10&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&wrapid=tlif130211247646810&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=11395081090290885554&sa=X&ei=4aicTcPsCMmftgfmuJS1Bw&ved=0CFIQ8wIwAA#
That is the exact picture of the hydrangea that they have at Lowe's.

BTW they're $10 I think at Lowe's which I may just buy one for an experiment.
bordersandjacks
Seabrook, SC
(Zone 8b)

April 6, 2011
12:16 PM

Post #8476219

Yep. I have about 4. They need full shade and lots of water.
ardesia
Saint Helena Island, SC
(Zone 9a)

April 6, 2011
2:09 PM

Post #8476396

Be aware, there are two types of climbing hydrangeas, the anomala petiolaris and the schizophragma which is more suited to the warm weather.

CoreHHI
Bluffton, SC
(Zone 9a)

April 7, 2011
6:34 AM

Post #8477980

schizophragma??? Nice name. Split personality with a lot of phlegm?? My latin may be a little off.

I will check which one they are actually selling.
rednyr
Sumter, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 7, 2011
7:17 AM

Post #8478084

ROFL...a schizo plant...just what you need in the yard Core!
melsalz
Mooresville, NC
(Zone 7b)

April 10, 2011
6:13 PM

Post #8486065

I'm further North, Zone 7b and I have 2 growing. One is in pretty close to full shade, it isn't doing too well. Struggling would be another word for it. The other gets dappled sunlight most of the day and its thriving.

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