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.