Schizophragma hydrangeoides/Japanese Hydrangea Vine

Schizophragma hydrangeoides / Schizophragma hydrangeoides
Close view of flowers and foliage
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Close view of flowers and foliage

Japanese Hydrangea growing on a tree trunk

Flowers and foliage

Foliage and spent flowers at the Birmingham Botanical Garden

Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Moonlight'

A nice specimen growing on a wall at the Zurich, Switzerland Botanical Garden

Wall covering

Spent flowers and seeds from previous season

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Scientific Name: Schizophragma hydrangeoides
Common Name: Japanese Hydrangea Vine
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Spring
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is an excellent deciduous vine for wall coverings and other surfaces like the trunk of large trees. Provide moist, well drained soil and filtered sunlight. Both the flowers and the seed heads are interesting features of this vine.