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Schizophragma hydrangeoides var. hydrangeoides 'Roseum' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Climber/Wall Shrub

Habit

Climbing

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Pink and White in Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

8-12 metres

Ultimate spread

2.5-4 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

pink Japanese hydrangea vine

Family

Hydrangeaceae


Schizophragma are deciduous shrubs, climbing by aerial roots, with broadly ovate leaves and showy flower-heads resembling lacecap hydrangeas, with large, ovate, bract-like outer florets

'Roseum' is a vigorous woody climber with broadly ovate or heart-shaped leaves and flattened clusters of small creamy-white flowers surrounded by showy ovate, white bracts which age to rosy pink

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, West-facing, East-facing or North-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Requires plenty of space, best grown against a large tree or wall - the plant attaches itself by aerial roots. Soil should be moist but well-drained with plenty of organic matter added

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Wall-side Borders


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 11 in spring

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free