Moonlight Chinese Hydrangea Vine
Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Moonlight'
|Description||A superb self-clinging vine with huge, creamy white lacecap hydrangea-like blooms. As the vine matures the fragrant flowers will increase in abundance. The silvery blue-green heart-shaped leaves turn yellow in the fall. The bare woody twining stems will provide interest in the winter landscape. Ideal for covering fences or masonry. Deciduous.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Slow growing initially; vigorous with age, climbing 10 to 15 ft.|
|Care||Thrives in humus-rich, moist soils. Provide support such as a trellis, arbor, or large tree for self-adhering stems to climb. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Fertilize when new growth begins in spring. Prune annually to control size.|
|Lore||The genus name Schizophragma comes from the Greek for "divided wall", referring to the split walls of its fruiting structure. Schizophragma species are in the Hydrangea family. While their flower showy flower heads somewhat resemble that of lacecap hydrangeas which are superficially close to the climbing hydrangeas, the flowers of Schizophragma can offer a greater presence to the shaded garden.|
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