I'm particularly looking for decumaria barbara Known as climbing hydrangea or wood vamp,which is the only true native to the southeastern U.S. However, I'll be happy with any variety.I understand that they are hard to come by.
Looking for climbing hydrangea
Just checked into your link Dave and seeing as you are having such fun with this plant and propagating it in such an easy fashion,I wondered if you would please put aside one of your rooted cuttings for me!! I was thinking of growing it up the brick chimney facing East - what do you think? Would the climber hurt the brickwork? I know ivys do!!
Dave, Thanks for the wonderfull info on the climbing hydrangea.That is the common varitety.If by chance you can get another rooting I would love one
p.s.the plant I'm really interested in is the decumaria barbara is not a true hydrangea and is also called wood vamp,it is located on pge 204 in the southern living garden book.
Wow!! I just read the account because I have this book! So this is the only native climbing hydrangea and by all accounts the least known. It could also be that it won't take quite so long to become established. Guess I'll be hunting for this one also :-). Thanks for making us aware of it!
Blaine, here are some additional sources for Decumaria, some of which are a bit closer to home for you:
Camellia Forest Nursery: http://camforest.com/main.htm
Niche Gardens: http://www.nichegdn.com/catalogs/nichegdn/nichegdn.p15.xtml/afaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Wavering Place Gardens & Nursery: http://yp.bellsouth.com/sites/waveringplace/html/trees__vines__azaleas__hollies.html
P.S. I added D. barbara to the plants database yesterday; if you are familiar with it, I would really appreciate if you would take a look at the entry, and add your own comments and/or experience. Thanks!!!!