Japanese Hydrangea Vine

Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Moonlight'

Size: Vine grows 20-25 feet tall and climbs by means of aerial roots.

Location: Prefers part to full shade.

Flowering: While not a true hydrangea, this vine produces lacecap hydrangea-like white blooms, 6-8 inches in diameter in July. The attractive heart-shaped leaves take on a silvery, pewter appearance. This vine is slow-growing and may take a few years to flower.

Maintenance:  Prune in late winter. Reddish-brown stems offer winter interest.

Cultivars: Cultivars to look for are 'Aureus' that has showy yellow foliage and 'Nugget' with very dark green foliage.