Hydrangea anomala petiolaris is a native of Asia with a vigorous, woody climbing habit. It reaches to 30-40′ in height and 5-6′ in width. Small aerial roots on the stems enable this vine to climb freely but additional support may be required as the vine matures and increases in weight. It features deciduous, ovate, leaves with a heart-shaped base, and a coarsely serrated margin. Small white flowers appear in mid-summer. It performs best with morning sun and afternoon shade. It can also tolerate dense shade and is appropriate for north-facing areas with little or no sun. For this plant to look its best, plant it in rich, moist, well-drained soil.