japanese hydrangea vine

FAMILY: Hydrangeaceae | GENUS: SCHIZOPHRAGMA hydrangeoides

TYPE
  • Deciduous
  • Vines / Ground Covers
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Partial Shade
WATER
  • Regular Water
PLANTING ZONES
  • US (Upper South) / Zone 6
  • MS (Middle South) / Zone 7
  • LS (Lower South) / Zone 8

Plant Details

Native to Korea, Japan. Resembling climbing hydrangea (Hydrangea anomala petiolaris), vine climbs to 30 feet or more by holdfasts. Pointed, tooth-edged, dark green leaves are 35 inches long. Blooms in summer, producing flat, 8- to 10 inches-wide clusters of white flowers. Like the bloom clusters of lace-cap hydrangeas, these feature tiny fertile flowers surrounded by a ring of sterile onesbut the sterile blossoms of this plant have only a single petal. Use to climb shaded walls or trees. Needs good, well-drained soil. Prune only errant growth. 'Moonlight' has blue-green foliage with a silvery cast. Leaves of 'Silver Slipper' are silvery green with white margins. 'Roseum' bears pink flowers.

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