Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Shiro Fuka Fukurin Fu'
(Variegated Climbing Hydrangea) New to us, Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Shiro Fuka Fukurin Fu' is a handsome self-clinging climber with greyish-green leaves that have a creamy-white margin
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New to us, Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Shiro Fuka Fukurin Fu' is a handsome self-clinging climber with greyish-green leaves that have a creamy-white margin. Established plants have eye-catching lightly fragrant white flowerheads with creamy surrounding bracts in mid to late summer.
An unusual, woody climber ideal for many shady situations, including growing up trees and walls facing north or east.
- Position: Partial or reasonably heavy shade.
- Soil: Moist, fertile soil. Avoid waterlogged areas.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: July - September.
- Flower Colour: White
- Rate of Growth: Slow until established then moderate.
- Habit: Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Shiro Fuka Fukurin Fu' eventually grows to be a medium sized, self-clinging climbing plant.
- Height: up to 4 - 6 m (13 - 20 ft)
- Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
- Notes: In cooler, northern parts of the U.K., Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Shiro Fuka Fukurin Fu' 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
- Light Shade, Shade
- Eventual Size
- Climber - Medium (2.5m - 4m)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Damp/Wet, Soil: Acid, Soil: Not Fussy
- Special Features
- Flowers in Summer, Rare and Unusual, Foliage - Variegated