Schizophragma integrifolium

Chinese Climbing Hydrangea


North front of the House.


Slow growing hardy deciduous climber up to 12m (40ft) with evergreen, deep-green foliage above and white flowers in the Summer, having a lovely perfume, particularly in the evening. It can take 10 - 20 years to realise its full potential Native to central and western China.

Site and Care:

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. Prune to keep tidy in the Spring. A little shade will not be a problem, but it is equally at home in a sunny spot. Propagation is from hardwood cuttings.