Decumaria sinensis

Decumaria sinensis

Chinese hydrangea vine

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Decumaria sinensis
  • Common name: Chinese hydrangea vine
  • Family: Hydrangeaceae
  • Plant Type: Climber, Perennial, Shrub, Evergreen
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Chinese hydrangea vine, Decumaria sinensis, is a rarely grown woody evergreen climber, native to China. It has glossy, dark green leaves, from which masses of small yellow-white, fragrant flowers appear in May. Growing by aerial roots, there’s no need to tie plants to a frame.

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Grow Decumaria sinensis in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade, preferably against a south-or west-facing wall to protect from cold winds. Not fully hardy, you may need to offer winter protection.

How to grow Decumaria sinensis

  • Plant size

    3m height

    2m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Frost hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do not Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Decumaria sinensis and wildlife

Decumaria sinensis has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Decumaria sinensis poisonous?

Decumaria sinensis has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People