climbing hydrangea Hydrangeaceae Decumaria
|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.
Looks like: poison-ivy
- trumpet creeper
- climbing hydrangea
| Additional Range Information:
Decumaria barbara is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting climbing hydrangea.
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson