Planted around the spiral shower. Oval shaped leaves. Creeping up the outside and inside walls.
Palmately lobed leaves, margins toothed, leaves alternate with spines.
The leaves are triangle heart shape
Green and white leaves
I think this is Pseudopanax crassifolius (lancewood). It seems too big and open for Pseudopanax linearis. I've got it as "ID Please" until I'm certain one way or the other.
It was growing as a small understorey tree (about 6 m high) beneath a mountain beech canopy.
Seen on a sunny, warm day, around 2:30 p.m. It is native form Europe, Scandinavia and Russia. It is a vigorous, aggressive, fast-growing, green perennial that is primarily grown as a climbing vine or trailing ground cover.
Araliaceae is a family of flowering plants, also known as the Aralia family (after its type genus Aralia) or ivy family. The family includes 254 species of trees, shrubs, lianas and perennial herbaceous plants in two subfamilies. Species usually bear pinnately or palmately compound leaves, and usually have small flowers produced in large panicles.