Re: Climbing Hydrangea that won't Climb
Climbing hydrangeas are notoriously slow growing. It sounds like you just planted this last year? I would give it a little more time. Two thoughts on why it might not be growing on the chimney: Does the area with clapboard get more sun? If so whatever you plant there will grow toward the sun and won’t ‘stick’ to the stucco. Is it possible that the hydrangea is adhering to the stucco, but the stucco is flaking off? You could check to see if there are any unattached root pads and look on the bottom of these for flakes of stucco.