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Schizophragma integrifolium (Chinese hydrangea vine)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
12m
Max height
4m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Schizophragma integrifolium

Other names

Chinese hydrangea vine

Genus

Schizophragma Schizophragma

Species

S. integrifolium - S. integrifolium is a large, vigorous, deciduous climber with pointed, ovate, dark green leaves and clusters of small, creamy white flowers surrounded by showy white bracts.


Schizophragma integrifolium is: Deciduous

Fragrance

The flowers have a lovely perfume, particularly in the evening.

Habit

Climbing, Twining

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

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General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Schizophragma integrifolium (Chinese hydrangea vine) will reach a height of 12m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

City, Containers, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

A vigorous plant that needs a lot of space. It is best grown against a large tree or wall for the plant to attach to. Soil should be moist but well-drained with plenty of organic matter added.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Schizophragma integrifolium

Other names

Chinese hydrangea vine

Genus

Schizophragma Schizophragma

Species

S. integrifolium - S. integrifolium is a large, vigorous, deciduous climber with pointed, ovate, dark green leaves and clusters of small, creamy white flowers surrounded by showy white bracts.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

The flowers have a lovely perfume, particularly in the evening.

Habit

Climbing, Twining

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Schizophragma integrifolium (Chinese hydrangea vine) will reach a height of 12m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

City, Containers, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

A vigorous plant that needs a lot of space. It is best grown against a large tree or wall for the plant to attach to. Soil should be moist but well-drained with plenty of organic matter added.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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