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Virginia Creeper in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Parthenocissus quinquefolia syn. Ampelopsis hederacea ; Ampelopsis quinquefolia

 

Virginia Creeper

Parthenocissus Quinquefolia is a vigorous climbing plant with dull green foliage which turns shades off crimson-red in the autumn. NOTE its berries are poisonous and the sap contains raphides which can produce a persistent, blistering, itchy rash—like a cross between poison ivy and fibreglass. ALSO: This plant is listed on Schedule 9 of the UK Wildlife & Countryside Act as an "invasive non-native" species. This does not stop it from being sold in the UK, or from being grown in gardens, but it does mean that care should be taken with managing it and disposing of unwanted material - eg. after pruning.

 
plant Features
  • Virginia Creeper likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Virginia Creeper likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Virginia Creeper is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Virginia Creeper likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Virginia Creeper

Latin name

Parthenocissus quinquefolia syn. Ampelopsis hederacea ; Ampelopsis quinquefolia

type

Climber

family

Vitaceae

ph

5.6 - 7.8 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Virginia Creeper likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Virginia Creeper is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Virginia Creeper likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Virginia Creeper likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Virginia Creeper is 3.00meters x 15.00meters 3.00 M 15.00 M

Parthenocissus quinquefolia syn. Ampelopsis hederacea ; Ampelopsis quinquefolia

Parthenocissus Quinquefolia is a vigorous climbing plant with dull green foliage which turns shades off crimson-red in the autumn. NOTE its berries are poisonous and the sap contains raphides which can produce a persistent, blistering, itchy rash—like a cross between poison ivy and fibreglass. ALSO: This plant is listed on Schedule 9 of the UK Wildlife & Countryside Act as an "invasive non-native" species. This does not stop it from being sold in the UK, or from being grown in gardens, but it does mean that care should be taken with managing it and disposing of unwanted material - eg. after pruning.


Flowering Season

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

N/A

 

Plant container plants

From Late Spring TO Early Autumn

Plant container plants in a sunny or partial shaded position.

 
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