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Sale wood vamp wild hydrangea vine climbing tree

Decumaria barbara

$29.00
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Decumaria barbara is the closest thing to an American hydrangea vine native in our Eastern woods. It's not a hydrangea, but it's related and has a better common name - wood vamp.

The white flowers do look hydrangea-like, but aren't as showy/large. They make up for being small by being prolific and covering the vine as it rambles up a tree or across a trellis.

Fall color is yellow, similar to the fall color of Hydrangea arborescens.

It's pretty easy to get going because it has "root-like hold fasts," meaning the roots stick to things rather than the vine branches or tendrils twining to help it climb. With it's clinging roots, it can shoot straight up things.

It's native to shady and low-lying, wet areas in the Southeastern United States. Mimic that environment in your garden and you'll have a very well-adjusted and vigorous wood vamp.

  • clinging vine
Common Name
wood vamp, woodvamp, wild hydrangeavine, climbing hydrangea
Other Names
n/a
USDA Hardiness Zones
5a-9a
Size
medium
Class
semi-evergreen, deciduous
Shape
Height
10-20'
Width
3'
Growth Rate
fast
Flower Color
white
Showy Flower?
yes
Flower Season
spring
Leaf Colors
  • Winter: green
  • Spring: light green
  • Summer: green
Fall Leaf Color Quality
n/a
Native to USA?
yes
Native To
Southeastern US
Soil Moisture Requirements
average garden soil, moist, wet, floodplains, streamside, temporary standing water
Soil pH Requirements
acid, neutral, alkaline
Light Requirements
part shade, full shade
To Make It Thrive
wet soils and at least partial shade, plus a structure or tree to climb on
Plant Patent
n/a
It's called wild hydrangea vine, it is really a hydrangea?
Not quite, but it's a close relative and the flowers are similar.

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