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/