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Hydrangea integrifolia
Common Name: Evergreen Climbing Hydrangea Family: Hydrangaceae (The Hydrangea Family)

Hydrangea integrifolia

This rare species of climbing hydrangea from Taiwan and the Philippines has dark green evergreen foliage. It is well-established in the UBC Botanical Garden and profiled in their book The Jade Garden. The new spring shoots and leaves are often coloured spectacularly in purple and scarlet red. The flowers appear in June as golf ball-sized white clusters that create a polka-dot appearance against the dark foliage. Water well until established, especially if planted at the base of a tree.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Southeast Asia
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:
Dense forests on rocky mountain slopes from 1000-2800 m.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypeVine  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height40' and over  Bloom TimeEarly Summer 
Spread10' +  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Shade Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone7b-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Hydrangea anomala ssp. petiolaris
Hydrangea seemannii
Schizophragma hydrangeoides "'Moonlight'"

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