A low maintenance plant Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) is a fast growing palnt with attractive foliage that grows well in most soils and best in good light.
This is a self clinging vine, and as it only requires a little pruning is a very popular climbing plant.
Grown for the brilliant foliage in Autumn, this is a vine with lobed leaves hence one of the common named of five finger ivy.
Also worth considering is Parthenocissus Tricuspidata – Boston Ivy
Growing and Care
Green foliage is attractive through the year and the brilliant reds at the end of the season are a standout.
- It will grow in full sun to shade however foliage colour is better when it receives good light. Foliage colour is also more vibrant in colder climates.
- Support is required.
- This is a climber that copes with most soil conditions which makes it easy to grow.
- It is frost tolerant down to around -15C.
- The only real problem is the self clinging nature when grown on timber.
Available from the following Nurseries
412 James Lane, Fern Hill VIC. 3458 - Phone 0419002651
Large range of Rare plants, Climbers, Bulbs, Perennials Fruit Trees, Ornamental Trees and Shrubs. Available both Retail and by Mail Order