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PARTHENOCISSUS henryana

Commonly known as Chinese Virginia creeper

Dark green foliage veined silver, turning red in autumn
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Leaves of 3-5 oval leaflets to 12cm (5in) long.
  • Height
    10m (33ft)
  • Spread
    6m (20ft)
  • Climber
    Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging
    Lightly self-clinging climber.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
    Colours best in partial shade as veins fade in sunlight.
  • Harmful if eaten
    These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
    Berries can cause mild stomach upset.

PARTHENOCISSUS henryana

 
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    China
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf form
    Palmate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf margin
    Dentate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
Parthenocissus - Growing Guide

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