Red Rhapsody® False Hydrangea Vine
Schizophragma elliptifolium 'MonLaBaHe'
|Description||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.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Late spring to early summer|
|Mature Size||Self-clinging stems reach 10 to 15 ft. tall.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Espalier, Privacy Screen|
|Companion Plants||Azalea (Azalea); Astilbe (Astilbe); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Camellia (Camellia)|
|Care||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.|
|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 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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.