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RE: Hydrangia "Nikko Blue"

Mine must be Hydrangra anomola ssp. Petiolaris because I remember the tag
saying that it would have a 3' reach from whatever it was covering.  Thus
far, I see no blooms on it.  The leaves are small, dark and glossy.  It
won't get much sun until it does some climbing where it is positioned at the
corner of the front porch (full story off the ground.)  It is the coolest
place in the yard during the heat of the summer.  

Thanks for the info, Chris!

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Christopher P. Lindsey
Sent: Friday, June 23, 2006 9:16 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hydrangia "Nikko Blue"

> some only flower on old wood and here that means never... (my 
> varigated one is like that).

Hopefully my variegated sport of 'Sadie Ray' will flower on new wood like
its parent.  Keep your fingers crossed!

> I bought a climbing one last fall and it just started blooming now. 
> (sorry don't remember which one right
> now)

Hydrangra anomola ssp. petiolaris?  Or is it Schizophragma hydrangeoides
instead?  I have the latter (cultivar 'Moonlight') and love the foliage;
it's about 20' up into my oak tree now and looks fantastic.  

Generally speaking, climbing Hydrangea stick out about 3' from whatever
surface they're climbing on, whereas Schizophragma tends to be flush against
the climbing surface.


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