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.
Parthenocissus quinquefolia: Height to 10 m; compositeconsisting 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.