(Climbing Hydrangea) A beautiful, woody climbing plant, Schizophragma hydrangeoides has ornamental white flower bracts and inhabits damp woods and thickets in mountains in Japan.
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A beautiful, woody climbing plant, Schizophragma hydrangeoides has ornamental white flower bracts and inhabits damp woods and thickets in mountains in Japan.
A self-supporting climber, similar in some respects to the more common Hydrangea anomola subsp petiolaris (climbing hydrangea), but with 15 - 25 cm wide cymes (clusters) of ivory-white flowers with conspicuous heart-shaped, cream coloured bracts.
Schizophragma hydrangeoides is an unusual and spectacular climber for many shady situations, including growing up trees and walls facing north or east.
- Position: Sun, partial or reasonably heavy shade.
- Soil: Moist, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: July - September.
- Rate of Growth: Slow until established then moderate.
- Habit: Schizophragma hydrangeoides eventually grows to be a large, self-clinging climbing plant.
- Height: 10 m (32 ft)
- Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
- Notes: In cooler, northern parts of the United Kingdom, Schizophragma hydrangeoides will grow in a sunny position. In southern areas with hot summers, they much prefer partial shade. This plant requires protection from slugs.
- How Much Sun
- Partial or Dappled Shade, Full Sun, Shade
- Mature Size
- Climber - Large (over 20 ft)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Damp / Wet, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Acid
- Special Features
- Flowering Season - Summer (June - August)
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