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Decumaria barbara


Decumaria barbara is an unusual eastern North American hydrangea relative known as woodvamp that is great in the shade.

Decumaria barbara is an unusual eastern North American hydrangea relative known as woodvamp. It is a self-clinging vine similar to Hydrangea anomala and Schizophragma. It is a deciduous and can grow from 6-40 feet tall with rounded clusters of fragrant, white to off white flowers. New foliage emerges greyish green, turning to bright green, then dark green. Fall colour is yellow. A great vine or ground cover for part shade and moist soils. Blooms on new wood.

Common Name: Woodvamp - [Clematis Pre-Order]

Family: Hydrangaceae (The Hydrangea Family)

Zone Hardiness: 6-9

Light: Part Shade, Part Sun, Full Sun, Full Shade

Height: 15-25'

Width: 5-8'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Green

Class: Evergreen

Type: Vine

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes


Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Low elevation woods, swamps and river banks.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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