Virginia Creeper

‎Parthenocissus quinquefolia


ZONE HARDINESS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
SPACE REQUIREMENTS
1' 50' 100'
HEIGHT REQUIREMENTS
1' 25' 50'
SUN REQUIREMENTS
1 50 100

A deciduous woody-stemmed climber, leaves turn to red in fall. Flowers in summer are insignificant. Very vigorous grower and it will climb to cover a patio or wall in one season. Virginia creeper will grow in shade to part shade and full sun. The stem will have 5 leaflets, bearing blue to black berries in the fall, these berries are a favorite of the local birds. After eating the berries, the plant will quickly reseed wherever the birds defecate! This plant can be considered invasive when given plenty of water. Zones 3-9. So, to keep this plant from overtaking your yard, greatly decrease the amount of water it is given.

This plant has a fire-resistance score of 8, meaning it should be planted 30 feet or greater from your home. Idaho Firewise: http://idahofirewise.org/

https://gardentronic.com/blog/idaho-firewise-protect-your-home-wildfires/


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PLANT DETAILS


NAME
Virginia Creeper
TYPE
Vine
HEIGHT
6-15 feet
SPACING
2-10 feet

ZONE HARDINESS
3-9

ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
Can quickly become invasive with ideal conditions. Will easily climb walls or trellises. Berries are poisonous to humans.

SUN REQUIREMENTS
Tolerates part shade to full sun

ΒLOOM TIME
Summer