Gardening

Schizophragma hydrangeoïdes: the climbing hydrangea


Schizophragma hydrangeoides is a pretty plant with generous creamy white blooms in summer.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Schizophragma hydrangeoids
Family : Hydrangeaceae
Type : Vine

Height
: 8 to 10 m
Exposure : Shade or partial shade
Ground : Humus, dreads limestone

Foliage
: Obsolete
Flowering : May to September

Maintenance is easy and it will quickly decorate your arbor, walls, pergolas and other patio and garden supports.

Planting Schizophragma hydrangeoïdes

Like the climbing hydrangea to which it is very close, Schizophragma hydrangeoïdes is preferably planted in autumn in good garden soil ideally mixed with heather soil.

  • Schizophragma hydrangeoids likes weakly sunny situations and especially not burning.
  • It can also be plant in the shade.
  • Take care ofhang the rods on the wall from the start, they will then do it on their own.

If you want to plant in spring or summer, take care to water well the first year after planting.

Multiply the hydrangeoid Schizophragma:

The multiplication of Schizophragma hydrangeoïdes can be done as well by cuttings as by layering.

  • The cuttings take place at the end of summer on Augusted stems.
  • Layering takes place in the fall. This method offers more success but is longer.

Maintenance of Schizophragma hydrangeoïdes

The pruning of Schizophragma hydrangeoids is not necessary.

On the other hand, it is quite possible to reduce or rebalance the antlers over the needs and desires.

  • Pruning then takes place in the fall, after flowering
  • You can remove withered flowers to stimulate the appearance of new flower buds.

Adding fertilizer to flowering plants in spring and summer will improve flowering of Schizophragma hydrangeoïdes.

To know about Schizophragma hydrangeoïdes

Native to Asia, Schizophragma hydrangeoïdes is closely related to the genus hydrangea.

This very beautiful climbing plant is however rarely present in our gardens while its assets are numerous.

Schizophragma hydrangeoides did not arrive in Europe until 1880. At that time only a variety called Schizophragma hydrangeoides ‘Roseum’ was known. But since 1998, a second has been identified and comes from the United States under the name Schizophragma hydrangeoides ‘Moonlight’ and with a much smaller development.

It blooms generously throughout the summer, even when the sun is inconspicuous.

Smart tip

In order to promote the good development of the plant, give it from the beginning a granulated organic fertilizer with slow diffusion.


  • Read also: Cultivation of false hydrangea, Japanese hydrangea

Video: White Climbing Hydrangea Vine. PlantingTree (October 2020).