Hydrangea scandens ssp. chinensis f. angustipetala ‘Golden Crane’ is a very unusual small evergreen shrub. The colour combination of white and yellow in the flowers is very unusual in hydrangeas and gives this shrub a striking distinctness.
Inflorescence: Panicle, 200mm x 130mm. Creamy white flowers in late summer.
Introduced to N. America by Dan Hinckley in 2008. Originates from southern Sichuan Province, China.
Synonyms: H. chinensis ‘Golden Crane’, Hydrangea angustipetala ‘Mon Long Shou’.
Zones: 7 to 10
Size: Medium (to 1.5m).
Color in neutral soil:
White and yellow
Color in acidic soil with AI present:
White and yellow (no change)
Ray florets: 4-5 sepals, highly serrated, overlapping, 60mm diam.
Leaves: Narrowly ovate, serrate and tomentose. 110mm long x 40mm w.