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Schizophragma  hydrangeoides 'Moonlight' (Japanese hydrangea vine)

Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Moonlight' Schizophragma  hydrangeoides 'Moonlight' Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of White Flower Farm

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Schizophragma  hydrangeoides 'Moonlight' skiz-oh-FRAG-mah hy-drain-jee-OY-deez Common Name: Japanese hydrangea vine Genus: Schizophragma
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 characteristics: Related to climbing hydrangea, this plant is slow to mature, taking 7 years or so to put on a good show.
Care: Grow 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.
Propagation: Take greenwood cuttings in early or midsummer; take semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.
Problems: Infrequent.
Height 15 ft. to 30 ft.
Growth Pace Slow Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Characteristics Fragrant Flowers; Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Summer
Flower Color White Flower
Uses Trellis
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest
Type Vines

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