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Schizophragma

Japanese Hydrangea Vine

Who wouldn’t want a Schizophragma in their garden if only because it’s such a fun word to say? This genus of tall growing deciduous vines and showy flowers is little known in the U.S., but in the deep forest outside Hokkaido, Japan it grows everywhere. Try planting your Japanese Hydrangea Vine at the base of a wall or a tree trunk and watch it climb!

Large Band.

The lovely, lacy white flowers of this hard-to-find cultivar can grow up to 9 in. across and are ringed with porcelain-colored bracts. ‘Moonlight’ is distinguished by its spectacular heart-shaped leaves, whose deep green veins and silvery overlays create a striking pattern, and in autumn turn orange-red. Perfect for the north side of the house, this vine promises to illuminate a shady area.

Blooms July–August

Size: 30' 0" – 40' 0" high x 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 5.

<i>Schizophragma hydrangeoides</i> ‘Rosea’

‘Rosea’ displays a splendid form with interest in every aspect: rose-blushed bracts, mahogany stems, red-hued leaf petioles, and handsome dark green toothed foliage. Richly textured, each leaf is thick and leathery, and grows in an elongated heart shape. This climbing beauty will gracefully enliven a somber spot in your garden.

Blooms July–August.

Size: 30' 0" – 40' 0" high x 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 5.

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