• slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
Winter-Care-of-Climbing-Hydrangea.jpg

Winter Care of Climbing Hydrangea

We planted a climbing hydrangea on the north side of our home. We live in zone 5 and are wondering if this plant requires any special care for winter.

Climbing hydrangeas (Hydrangea anomala ssp. petiolaris) is rated hardy in zones 4 through 7 or 8.  Proper care throughout the season is usually sufficient winter protection in a zone 5 garden.  Water the soil thoroughly before the ground freezes.  Mulch the soil with woodchips or bark if this hasn't already been done.  If the planting is open and exposed to the harsh winter winds you may want to give it added protection with by creating a windbreak with burlap, discarded Christmas trees or other barriers.  Zone 4 gardeners want to plant their climbing hydrangea in a protected location and provide some winter protection the first few seasons until the plants roots become established.  Bales of straw surrounding the vine will protect the root system and base of the plant. 

Related

Upcoming Appearances


Sept. 25, 2021
Green Bay Botanic Garden
25th Birthday Celebration

in-person

Sept. 30, 2021
Shade Gardening for Beauty and Pollinator Appeal 
Webinar

Oct. 9, 2021
Everything Hydrangeas
@ Sanger House Gardens

in-person

Oct. 15-17, 2021
NARI Milwaukee Home &
Remodeling Show

in-person

Oct. 20, 2021
Kid & Pet Friendly Houseplants
Webinar

Oct. 23, 2021
San Diego Fall Home & Garden Show
Del Mar, CA

Oct. 27, 2021
Pruning Tips for Shrubs
Webinar

Register today! Plus, watch Melinda's past webinars ON DEMAND
for a limited time.

Learn More

Book an Appearance

Learn More

Enter to win a $150
Corona Tools Gift Card

ENTER NOW