ROSE SENSATION™ Japanese Hydrangea-vine

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Exposure: Part Sun Height: 40-50' Width/Spread: 4-7'

An elegant and distinctive vine for training up trees or north facing walls, this slow-growing plant is a nice choice for woodland landscapes. Selected for its showy pink sepals, it does need some time to get established in the landscape before it will flower.


Light: It will thrive in part sun conditions, where it gets at least 4 hours of direct exposure to sunlight.

Soil: Prefers moist soil that drains easily and leans a little toward the acidic side (pH of 6.5 or less.

Water: Has average water needs. It does not respond well to any period of extended sogginess, like overwatering or heavy continuous rain events.

Fertilizing: Nothing special required. If desired, you may apply a granular fertilizer formulated for flowering woody plants in late winter/early spring when the soil is workable.

Pruning: Pruning is not generally recommended. Flower buds are formed on old wood, so any cuts will likely remove flowering potential. Dead or damaged wood can be removed at any time, just cut back to a set of leaves. If you’d like to prune to shape the plant, this can be done when the plant is starting to break dormancy in early spring or late winter, just look for swelling green leaf buds. Deadheading can be done after bloom, just follow the stem down to the first set of leaves and cut ¼ of an inch above them.

Botanical Name

Hydrangea hydrangeoides / Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Minsens'


5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color


Foliage Color







Part Sun



Season of Interest

Fall, Summer


Containers, Foundations


Attracts pollinators, Clay soil, Heat tolerant, Vine


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