Virginia Creeper

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

American Ivy, American Woodbine, False Grape, Five-Leaved Ivy, Wild Wood Vine, Woodbine, Five-Leaf-Ivy

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A vigorous woody climbing plant with a 5-palmate leaf structure of sharply toothed mid green leaves in summer, turning red in autumn. The plant has insignificant flowers in summer followed by dark blue or purple berries.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn, Winter

Harvesting

NA

Propagation

Seed

Sew seed in autumn.

Cuttings

Soft cutting can be taken in early summer, greenwood cuttings in summer and hardwood cuttings in winter.

Special features

Autumn colour

Bright red foliage in autumn.

Special features

Origin

America, north eastern regions

Natural climate

Temperate

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Ornamental

Grown for the good climbing ability and the bright red autumn foliage.

Personality

Family

Vitacae

Flower colour

White

Scent

None

Problems

Generally trouble free.

Companion plants

Plant with shrubs with that will not compete with the bright red autumn leaves of the Virgina Creeper, like evergreen shrubs.
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