Variegated Japanese Hydrangea vine

Schizophragma hydrangeoides Burst of light – photo: Nursery Clematis

Schizophragma hydrangeoides Burst of light – photo: Nursery Clematis

Schizophragma hydrangeoides ‘Burst of light’ is a variety of Japanese Hydrangea vine, characterised by large attractive variegated white and green leaves and creamy-white corymb-shaped flowers. Polish nursery Clematis entered this cultivar to the new plants competition Innovert from the French trade fair Salon du Végétal (June 19-21). The nursery recommends ‘Burst of light’ for shade and semi-shade, along walls or under trees, it is also suitable as ground cover. “Ideal for brightening up the darker areas of the garden. Its small, delicately honey-scented creamy-white flowers are arranged in a corymb measuring 25 cm across. Their most attractive characteristic are the large (3-5 cm) white sterile flower sepals forming a ring around the inflorescence. At the end of flowering, the sepals turn greenish. It is a slow-growing variety (50 cm per year) with a maximum height of 6 m.”
Named by Szczepan Marczyński
Schizophragma hydrangeoides ‘Burst of light’was selected in Japan and named by Szczepan Marczyński from nursery Clematis. It is on the market since 2016. Several European nurseries included ‘Burst of light’ in their catalogue.