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Hydrangea anomala - D.Don.

Common Name Hydrangea
Family Hydrangeaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Shady ravines to 2100 metres in the Himalayas[158]. Dense to sparse forests in valleys, along stream banks, or on rocky mountain slopes at elevations of 500 - 2900 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - China to the Himalayas.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full shade Semi-shade Full sun
Hydrangea anomala Hydrangea


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Summary

Bloom Color: Lavender, White. Main Bloom Time: Early summer, Early spring, Late summer, Late spring, Mid summer, Mid spring. Form: Rounded.


Physical Characteristics

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Hydrangea anomala is a deciduous Climber growing to 12 m (39ft 4in) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from June to July, and the seeds ripen from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very acid soils.
It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure.

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Synonyms

H. altissima. Wallich.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; not Deep Shade; Ground Cover; East Wall. By.

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Sap
Edible Uses: Condiment  Sweetener

Leaves - cooked. A cucumber taste[183]. The Japanese crush the leaves and use them fresh with miso[177, 183]. A boiled concoction of the leaves is used to make a syrup[177, 183]. The sweet sap is used as a drink[183].

Medicinal Uses

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The leaves are used medicinally[266]. No further information is given.

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Other Uses

Paper

The bark is a paper substitute[146, 158]. The sub-species H. anomala petiolaris can be used as a ground cover plant in a shady position[188]. It is best spaced about 1.8 metres apart each way[208].

Special Uses

Ground cover

Cultivation details

Landscape Uses:Arbor, Espalier. Tolerates most soils[200], thriving in a well-drained loamy soil[1], but resenting dryness at the roots[11, 200]. Succeeds in full sun or semi-shade[200], but if it is grown in a low rainfall area then it requires shade at the hottest part of the day[11]. Does well on very acid soils with a pH around 4.5[200]. The colour of the flowers reflects the pH of the soil the plant is growing in, the flowers are pink in a neutral to alkaline soil and blue in an acid soil. Although the dormant plant is quite hardy in Britain, the young growth in spring can be damaged by late frosts. A fast-growing self-clinging climbing plant[208], attaching itself by means of aerial roots[200], and growing up walls or tree trunks on any aspect. The plants may need initial support, however[200]. Plants are growing well on a wall at Kew[11]. Grows well on north walls but prefers a sunnier position[208]. Closely related to H. petiolaris[11]. H. petiolaris is normally treated as no more than a sub-species of this species[200]. This species is notably susceptible to honey fungus[200]. Special Features: Not North American native, Blooms are very showy.

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Propagation

Seed - surface sow in a greenhouse in spring[113]. Cover the pot with paper until the seed germinates[78]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 8cm long, July/August in a frame. Overwinter in a greenhouse and plant out in late spring[78]. Cuttings of mature wood in late autumn in a frame[200]. Mound layering in spring. Takes 12 months[78]. Basal softwood cuttings of non-flowering shoots[200]. Leaf-bud cuttings of the current seasons growth in a frame[200].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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MRS. M.A.MURCOTT   Thu Apr 13 2006

HIMALAYAN HYDRANGEA CREAMY FLOWERS SHAPE OF A BELL PROPAGATION?

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