Parthenocissus- Virginia Creeper

One of the finest climbing shrubs, which can easily cover an entire house.


When planted against an east-facing wall the

Virginia creeper may suffer frost damage and it should therefore preferably be confined to south- or west-facing walls; the plant is self-clinging. Full sun is not essential.


Make a large planting hole near a wall and fill it with nutritious soil.


From cuttings in winter.

Parthenocissus quinquefolia: Height to 10 m; composite leaves consisting of 3 to 5 leaflets, dark green in summer, later turning a magnificent yellow and gold. ‘Engelmannii’ has somewhat smaller leaves.

Parthenocissus tricuspidata: Resembles the previous species; the leaves are variable, usually 3-lobed in older plants. Magnificent autumn colouring; afterwards the foliage drops. This is the most popular species.

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