• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Self-clinging stems reach 10 to 15 ft. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Elegant Flowering Vine
    Blooms:
    Late Spring to Early Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ski-zo-FRAG-muh
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Average landscape size:Self-clinging stems reach 10 to 15 ft. tall.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Spring to Early Summer
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Rustic
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in humus-rich, evenly moist soils. Provide support such as a trellis, arbor or large tree for self-adhering stems to climb. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply a general purpose fertilizer when new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    The genus Schizophragma (commonly referred to as hydrangea vine) consists of several vigorous, hardy species in the family Hydrangeaceae, native to moist woodland in Asia, from the Himalayas east to Taiwan and Japan. Plant explorer Dan Hinkley spotted the seed heads of this rare Schizophragma elliptifolium plant in a remote area of southwest Sichuan Province. The foliage was gone and with only the dried flower heads, he wasn't sure of the it's merit, but he collected the seed. Two years later, he realized he had a very rare species that, to his knowledge has never been successfully grown in Western cultivation.
    Lore:
    The genus name Schizophragma comes from the Greek for "divided wall", referring to the split walls of its fruiting structure. The cultivar name of this selection, 'LaBaHe', refers to the name of the village near where the original seed was collected. Schizophragma species are in the Hydrangea family. While their flower showy flower heads somewhat resemble that of lacecap hydrangeas and they are superficially close to the climbing hydrangeas, the flowers of Schizophragma can offer a greater presence to the shaded garden.