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Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Brookside Littleleaf'

Japanese Hydrangea Vine

Plant Type:


Schizophragma hydrangeoides ‘Brookside Littleleaf’ – is a dwarf form with all parts smaller: white flowers and glossy green leaves. Stems will make a beautiful laced pattern upon the framework it is allowed to grow. ‘Brookside Littleleaf’ came to the gardening world from Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland.

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10-12 ft




5 to 7(8)
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Item Description Price  
SCHIBRO Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Brookside Littleleaf' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $26.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Brookside Littleleaf'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Exfoliating

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade


  • Climbing

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Draining
  • Fertile
  • Moist


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Schizophragma

Common Name: Japanese Hydrangea Vine

The beautiful Japanese Hydrangea Vine comes in several forms and colors. It is self-clinging holding close and tight to the framework upon which it is allowed to climb or clamor; by comparison the better known Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris, Climbing Hydrangea, climbs over and over itself creating a thick, dense woody framework, up to 3 feet thick - decidedly not flat! The large, flattened 8” to 10” diameter inflorescences decorate the attractive vine in late spring or early summer in zone 5b – later than Climbing Hydrangea blooms. Leaves are finely serrated, obovate and coming to a point, almost heart-shaped. Older rich brown wood does exfoliate. As with the Climbing Hydrangea with which the range of Schizophragma overlaps, it will service your needs better if planted in fertile moisture-retentive soil. Better flowering will occur if planted in more sun. All of the following are offered as cutting grown plants.