Schizophragma hydrangeoides

Japanese hydrangea vine

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3 lt pot (60cm cane) £24.99
available to order from autumn
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Buy Schizophragma hydrangeoides Japanese hydrangea vine: Self-clinging climber

This climber is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: initially slow-to-establish
  • Flowering period: July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    An attractive deciduous climber producing slightly fragrant, creamy- white flower-heads up to 25cm across, that resemble lacecap hydrangeas, in mid-summer. Japanese hydrangea vine is ideal for covering a large wall or fence or for training through a robust tree. Initially it is slow-to-establish, but it copes well with most conditions except extremely alkaline soil. As it grows it will attach itself to its support by aerial roots.

  • Garden care: Plant at least 60cm (24in) away from a host plant, fence or wall. Tie in to a support and train until established. After flowering cut back the flowered shoots to within 2-4 of the permanent framework of the plant.

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Notes on Schizophragma hydrangeoides

"Though slower to establish than say Hydrangea petiolaris, the advantage is that the slow growth makes it a perfect plant for those with smaller spaces and the flowers are infinitely more interesting and showy"

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It has been planted in a corner of Garden which needs fast growth coverage, I'm hoping this year will bring some rapid growthbe the year of growth after the plant now it is established.

Lizzy Busy




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When is the best time of year to plant this?


Hello, This is fully hardy so can be planted at any time of the year, provided the ground is not waterlogged or frozen. If you plant during the warmer months, do make sure it is kept well watered. We have made a video about this and you may find it helpful - please click on the link below to go straight to it.


We purchased one of these from yourselves about 4 weeks ago and it has developed some black spots on some of its leaves. What could be causing this and how can we treat it organically?


Hello, These rarely succumb to pests and diseases, but I suspect these spots are probably fungal leaf spot. This can cause grey-brown spots made up of concentric markings to appear on the leaves, and these can join together to create large dead patches. A small pinhead fruiting fungal body can sometimes be seen in the middle of the spots. The good news is that while the odd leaf may die, as a rule the spots are not very harmful, but their appearance does suggest that the plant is stressed in some way. You should remove all the infected leaves (if it does not defoliate the whole plant) and try to determine (and remedy) how to improve the plants growing conditions ie. if it is in an position it doesn't like, or is over- or under-watered. Plants are often stressed by the soil drying out, so it is well worth mulching around the base of plants with well rotted farmyard manure. This helps condition the soil and enables it to retain more moisture.


Hi URGENT ANSWER REQUIRED PLEASE AS ABOUT TO START PURCHASING & PLANTING!! I am absolutely loving the Schizophragma. We have just had to have a new, boring and quite high retaining wall built opposite our new garden room and think when the white flowers form it will look particularly twinkly and pretty above my newly installed wall uplighters... (get me). However, all of the outside has been hard landscaped with large slabs(no ability to dig into ground as we have had flooding problems in the past)- would this plant be OK in a generous sized pot and if so - what soil, feed etc.. would you recommend


Hello, This plant likes to get big, so while it will be happy in a really large pot (filled with John Innes No2 compost and fed with a good general purpose fertiliser) for a couple of years, it would be happier if you could lift one of the paving slabs and plant it straight in the ground.


What climber can I grow in a shady area? I have a blank wall that only gets sun late afternoon. Can you please advise me what I should choose?

william high

There are some lovely climbers that would be suitable for your shady wall. Just click on the link below each plant to find out more about that particular one. 'Lonicera japonica Halliana' - pure white flowers that fade to yellow 'Chaenomeles x superba Crimson and Gold' - a wall shrub with red flowers 'Jasminum nudiflorum' - wall shrub with bright yellow flowers in winter 'Schizophragma hydrangeoides' - hydrangea-like white flowers 'Hedera varieties - evergreen climbers 'Garrya elliptica James Roof' - has extra long, silky catkins Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris' - climbing hydrangea Parthenocissus - fiery autumnal colours


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