Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Moonlight'
Moonlight Japanese Hydrangea Vine
- Main interest:
- shade tolerant climber, showy flowers, heart shaped silver-green leaves, gold foliage in the fall
- partial to full shade
- Soil humidity:
- moist soil
- Growth type:
- Flower colour:
- creamy white
- Mildly fragrant
- Flowering period:
- July to August
- green with silver sheen
- USDA Hardiness:
- zone 5a: -29 °C (-20 °F) View Zone Map
- Mature height & width (max.):
- height: 30 ft (9 m) width: 9 ft (2.7 m)
- pergola, wall, fence, trellis
Moonlight Japanese Hydrangea Vine (Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Moonlight') is valued for its silvery, blue-green, heart-shaped leaves with serrated edges (3-5" across); reddish brown stems; and large, flat-topped clusters (8-10" across) of creamy white flowers. Flowers bloom for 6 to 8 weeks, starting in early summer, with a lovely fragrance reminiscent of apples and lilies.
Growing to 30 feet long and 9 feet wide at maturity, Moonlight Japanese Hydrangea Vine is a great climber, both twining and using aerial rootlets to attach to a wide variety of structures. It is excellent vine for a massed effect on brick or concrete walls, arbors, and gazebos. It can be slow to establish and bloom, but it is very hardy, and drought tolerant once established.
Synonym(s): Hydrangea hydrangeoides 'Moonlight'