climbing hydrangea Hydrangeaceae Decumaria barbara
Leaf:Opposite, simple, elliptical, oval or ovate, 3 to 6 inches, entire or a few slight teeth, shiny dark green above, paler beneath.
Flower:Small, creamy white, fragrant flowers in terminal, round clusters (2 to 4 inches) appearing in late spring.
Fruit:Dry brown, urn-shaped, ribbed capsule, 1/4 to 1/3 inch, ripen in late summer.
Twig:Slender, greenish brown to gray-brown; leaf scar narrow and crescent shaped, unique red hairy buds.
Bark:Reddish to gray-brown, numerous thin aerial rootlets.
Form:Climbing vine, reaching heights of 40 feet; stems become covered in aerial roots.