Decumaria barbara L.

Woodvamp, Climbing Hydrangea

Family: Hydrangeaceae

Genus: Decumaria

Category: Vine - Deciduous

Zones: 6 to 8

Size: To 60' tall

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


White flowers in clusters to 4" diameter on new growth in late spring. Aerial roots. Likes a moist soil and prefers part shade.


Native to the southeastern US.

Introduced to cultivation in 1785.

Published in Sp. Pl., ed. 2 2: 1663 in 1763.

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