Japanese hydrangea vine

Schizophragma hydrangeoides

Japanese hydrangea vine - Schizophragma hydrangeoides

Common Name: Japanese hydrangea vine
Genus: Schizophragma
Species: hydrangeoides

Category: Climbers & Wall Shrubs
Form: Climber

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 12.00 m (1200 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 3.00 m (300 cm)

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Rate of growth: initially slow-to-establish
  • Flowering period: July
  • Flower colour: creamy-white
  • Other features: toothed dark green leaves on long stalks


An attractive deciduous climber producing fragrant creamy- white flower-heads up to 25cm across that resemble lacecap hydrangeas in mid-summer. Japanese hydrangea vine is ideal for covering a large wall or fence or for training through a robust tree. Initially it is slow-to-establish but it copes well with most conditions except extremely alkaline soil. As it grows it will attach itself to its support by aerial roots.

  • Garden care: Plant at least 60cm (24in) away from a host plant fence or wall. Tie in to a support and train until established. After flowering cut back the flowered shoots to within 2-4 of the permanent framework of the plant.