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Schizophragma hydrangeoides

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A beautiful, woody climbing plant, Schizophragma hydrangeoides has conspicuous ivory white flowers with conspicuous heart-shaped cream coloured bracts, and inhabits damp woods and thickets in mountains in Japan.

An unusual and spectacular, self-supporting climber for many shady situations, including growing up trees and walls facing north or east.

Supplied Size: 2L deep containers (30 - 40 cm tall)

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Schizophragma hydrangeoides | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Schizophragma hydrangeoides | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Schizophragma hydrangeoides | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
2 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: 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.

Schizophragma hydrangeoides is 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.

Plant Finder: about Schizophragma hydrangeoides


Schizophragma hydrangeoides. This is a vigorous climber which will grow about 9m. The flowerheads are large, flattened and about 30cm across, and are composed of very small white flowers surrounded by ornamental white sepals that are borne in mid summer. The leaves are deep green, toothed and are about 10cm long on green stalks.


You must plant them in moderately to fully or frost-hardy, with full sun or partial-shade in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil.

Interest and use

Flowers every season

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  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilFertile, Rich, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

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