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Schizophragma hydrangeoides ‘Moonlight’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A lovely climber with silver-marbled foliage and handsome clusters of white flowers in summer. Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Moonlight' also has attractive, heart shaped leaves which are silver with deep green veins all summer and show orange/yellow tints before falling in autumn.

An unusual climber suitable for trees or a shady wall where the leaves show to best effect.

Supplied Size: 2L deep containers (40 - 60 cm tall)

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Schizophragma hydrangeoides  ‘Moonlight’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Schizophragma hydrangeoides  ‘Moonlight’ | 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 'Moonlight' eventually grows to be a medium sized or large, self-clinging climbing plant.
Height: Eventually up to 8 m (26 ft). Can be pruned to keep at a smaller size if required.
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)

Notes: In cooler, northern parts of the UK, Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Moonlight' will grow in a sunny position. In southern areas with hot summers, they much prefer partial shade. This plant requires protection from slugs.

Plant Finder: about Schizophragma hydrangeoides ‘Moonlight’

Common names

Japanese Hydrangea Vine, Climbing Hydrangea


Schizophragma hydrangeoides ‘Moonlight’ (Japanese Hydrangea Vine). This is a climber with dark green, heart-shaped, silver-marbled leaves. Cream-white, sterile florets are produced in summer.



Interest and use

Grown for its habit, foliage interest and flowers.

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Schizophragma hydrangeoides  ‘Moonlight’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightPart shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

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