Parthenocissus quinquefolia – Virginia Creeper

Parthenocissus quinquefolia or Virginia Creeper

This is a vigorous climber from North America. It makes an attractive foliage plant especially with its fantastic autumn colours. To ensure fiery red foliage in autumn it is best grown in light, dappled shade.  Insignificant green flowers in summer are followed by blue-black berries. Plants are self-clinging but need some help to get started, so tie to netting or trellis at the base of a wall.  Once it has filled its designated space, it can be pruned back every winter or early spring without ill effect. It has been given the RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Soil is not important as it seems to thrive on anything! Will grow in shade or full sun. Trim it back each autumn and winter to stop it spreading too far.

Eventually it can spread 20 metres.   Ideal to spread over an unsightly concrete garage!

 

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