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Red Rhapsody® False Hydrangea Vine

Schizophragma elliptifolium 'MonLaBaHe'

SKU
07576
This extremely rare selection makes a dramatic statement by virtue of its foliage alone. Varnished-red new growth is stunning in spring, and large, lacecap-like cream-colored flowers are beautiful in contrast. Self-clinging stems will gently climb a fence, arbor, or large tree trunk, creating a handsome display in a shaded garden setting. Deciduous.
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Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationski-zo-FRAG-muh
LoreThe 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 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.
Average Size at MaturitySelf-clinging stems reach 10 to 15 ft. tall.
Bloom TimeLate Spring to Early Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseEspalier, Privacy Screen
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Astilbe (Astilbe); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Camellia (Camellia)

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 the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Apply a general purpose fertilizer when new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 9

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