PARTHENOCISSUS quinquefolia var. engelmannii

Commonly known as Boston ivy, Virginia creeper

Bright scarlet self-clinging Virginia creeper
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  • Deciduous
    Leaves with, usually, 5 oval, sharply toothed leaflets to 12cm (5in) long.
  • Height
    12m-15m (40ft-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
    Tendril climber.
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

PARTHENOCISSUS quinquefolia var. engelmannii

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Vitis/Parthenocissus quinquefolia var. engelmannii. considered less vigorous than the species. Invasive and illegal to allow to grow in the wild
    Place of origin
    Eastern North America
  • 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
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets)
    Skin irritant
    (People & Pets)
Parthenocissus - Growing Guide

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