PARTHENOCISSUS quinquefolia

Commonly known as American ivy, Virginia creeper

Good autumn colour on this true Virginia creeper
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Leaves with, usually, 5 oval, sharply toothed leaflets to 12cm (5in) long.
  • Height
    15m (49ft) or more
  • Spread
    9m (30ft)
  • 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
    Self-clinging prolific climber with adhesive pads on the tendrils. Small green flowers followed by blue berries.
  • Very hardy
    Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

PARTHENOCISSUS quinquefolia

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects. Invasive and illegal to allow to grow in the wild
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Eastern North America
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Town garden
  • 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.

  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets)
    Skin irritant
    (People & Pets)
Parthenocissus - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of PARTHENOCISSUS quinquefolia

PARTHENOCISSUS quinquefolia var. engelmannii

PARTHENOCISSUS quinquefolia var. engelmannii

Boston ivy, Virginia creeper

bright scarlet self-clinging Virginia creeper

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£18.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
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Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
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Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
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All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
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