Schizophragma hydrangeoidesSchizophragma hydrangeoides

  • BOTANICAL NAME: Schizophragma hydrangeoides
  • PRONUNCIATION: SKIZ-oh-frag-mah hye-DRAN-gee-oye-deez
  • COMMON NAME: Japanese Hydrangea Vine
  • FAMILY: Hydrangeaceae
  • NATIVITY: Japan, Korea
  • GROWTH HABIT: Adheres to rough surfaces such as masonry and tree bark using adhesive rootlets on the stem.
  • SIZE: 20-30 ft. by 6-9 ft.
  • HARDINESS: Zones 5 to 7(8)
  • CULTURE: Part shade to full shade; moist soil; somewhat slow to establish.
  • LANDSCAPE USE: Deciduous vine that can be used to climb up walls, arbors, trellises.
  • FOLIAGE: Opposite; simple, nearly round, coarsely serrate to dentate margin, blue-green, leaves 3-5 inches across. Yellow foliage in fall.
  • BUDS:
  • BARK: Reddish brown stems provide winter interest.
  • FLOWER: Showy, 8-10 inch creamy white, flat topped,slightly drooping corymbs, with the outer flowers being sterile and showy, composed of a single petaloid sepal (4 petaloid sepals in Hydrangea anoma petiolaris), and the inner flowers small and dull white, flowering July-August, slightly later than H. petiolaris.
  • FRUIT: Insignificant
  • PROPAGATION: Softwood cuttings or semi-hardwood cuttings.
  • PESTS: No serious insect or disease problems.
    • 'Moonlight' - The silvery, blue green foliage and 8–10 inch white flower clusters in summer set this elegant vine apart.


University of Delaware

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