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Hard to find, but easy to grow. A climber of the best sort, with elegant, lacy hydrangea blooms.
In midsummer, large, lacy heads of hydrangea-like flowers form along this cultivar's self-adhering stems, offering a moonlit display. With lovely pewter mottling on each heart-shaped leaf, this rarity is perfect for illuminating shadowy, difficult sites. Easily covers walls on the north side of the home or trunks of large trees.
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Schizophragma, Moonlight is rated
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Rated 5 out of
Gave Us Beauty Instead Of A Bare Tree TrunkIt's been a while since I planted my small vine a few feet from a 40 foot Oak tree - maybe 5 years or so. The plant first covered the ground at the base of the tree. Gradually, a few stems reached for the trunk and stuck. I helped by pushing the tiny vines into cracks in the trunk. Last year was a first for flowers, and we had about 6. This year, despite the entire bottom of the vine being eaten by deer right after the vine bloomed last year, we have so many clusters of bloom that I cannot count them. The vine totally surrounds the trunk, and has climbed into some of the 25 foot high lower branches. The entire vine grew back and is thick with beautiful blue-green leaves that give the effect of having been lightly rubbed with silver. It is most beautiful in early evening. The picture shown by Burpee of the flowers makes them look a bit fuller than reality. Flowers are more spaced apart on the vine, but they are individually very large. Planting the vine was my solution to an ugly bare tree trunk just outside a main window. We needed the shade, but a brown pole was not appealing. It would be nice if the vine were evergreen, but anticipation of seeing the leaves gradually grow each spring, and the vine climb just a bit higher each year, makes spring even more special. Our flowers have bloomed for about 2 months. We have long springs in north Atlanta. In short, all I can say is buy it, plant it, have patience, and enjoy for many years! The leaves alone are worth having this plant.
Date published: 2016-05-27
Rated 4 out of
survived harsh winterthis little guy is plucking along. first year, so i don't know growth rates, but he's full and leafy and looking good!