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Japanese hydrangea vine

Schizophragma  hydrangeoides 'Moonlight'

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Schizophragma  hydrangeoides 'Moonlight'

This woody root climber has long-stalked, ovate silver-green leaves with deep-green veining. In midsummer, shimmering drops of creamy, moonlight flowers shower the foliage. Blooms are really broad, flattened heads of numerous fertile florets surrounded by large, sterile outer flowers that have just one spade-shaped petal each. Fragrance is like a mixture of apples and lilies.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsRelated to climbing hydrangea, this plant is slow to mature, taking 7 years or so to put on a good show.

CareGrow against a wall, fence, or large tree, at least 24 inches away from host plant or support, in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil.

PropagationTake greenwood cuttings in early or midsummer; take semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.


  • Genus : Schizophragma
  • Plant Height : 15 to 30 feet
  • Zones : 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Slow
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Plant Type : Vines
  • Flower Color : White
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