Parthenocissus quinquefolia

virginia creeper

Eventual height & spread

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

virginia creeper

  • 2 litre pot | 60cm cane
  • £24.99
  • available to order from summer
  • 9cm pot | 30cm cane
  • £14.99
  • In stock (shipped within 5-7 working days)
  • 2 + 1 FREE 9cm pots
  • £29.98 £44.97
  • In stock (shipped within 5-7 working days)
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  • Standard £5.95
  • Position: full sun or shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Justifiably popular thanks to its unrivalled autumn colour, this vigorous creeper nonetheless needs to be handled with care. Its five-pointed, deeply divided, mid-green leaves turn brilliant shades of crimson red in autumn and there are occasionally dark purple berries to add to the mix. It's a showstopping plant that will quickly romp across a large wall but it needs lots of space, regular pruning and will smother other plants it finds in its way. All of this makes it an unsuitable choice for small gardens or for laissez-faire gardeners.

  • Garden care: Provide some support until the plant is well established (this may take up to two years). Once established, tie in stray shoots and prune in autumn or early winter to keep the plant within bounds, paying particular attention to stems that are encroaching on windows, guttering or roofs.
  • Humans/Pets: Harmful if eaten; skin irritant

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