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Parthenocissus quinquefolia /Virginia Creeper

Parthenocissus quinquefolia  / Parthenocissus quinquefolia
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A cluster of Virginia creeper hanging over a stone wall

Vine covering a wall in a small Virginia village

Climbing the wall of a two story building

Beginning of autumn color of foliage

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Scientific Name: Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Common Name: Virginia Creeper
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Autumn Color
Plants that Attract Birds
Comments: This drought tolerant, high climbing vine is adapted to growing on walls, arbors, trellises and fences. It is also used as a pest free ground cover and in rock gardens. Leaves turn rosy red in autummn and as they drop reveal long clusters of bluish berries. Many species of birds feed on the fruit and widely spread the seed that come up under shrubs and trees and can almost cover them.