Parthenocissus are vigorous deciduous climbers with either tendrils or disk-like suckers, and lobed or palmate leaves which often colour brilliantly in autumn. Inconspicuous green flowers are sometimes followed by attractive blue or black berries. They originate from North America. The plant itself is very hardy at H6, making it perfect for the UK climate. Only shelter in extreme cold weather. The plant itself can also grow in full shade so bear this in mind. The plant is generally disease free but could have potential pests. Follow the guidelines of pruning group 11 for the winter time. It is possible to prune also in the summer. The maximum height is 12 m (39 ft) and the maximum sideway spread is between 4 m – 8 m (13.12 ft – 26 ft)
Latin Name: Parthenocissus Quinquaefolia
English Name: Virginia Creeper, American Ivy
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Flower: Green (Blue-Black Fruit)
Flowering Period: Summer
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained. Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight or Partial Sunlight or Full Shade
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered or Exposed
Hardiness Rating: High (H6)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -25 °C to -15 °C (-13 °F to 5 °F)
Suggested Uses: Wall-side Borders Patio & Container Plants Sub-tropical
Maintenance: Pruning group 11 in early winter, can also be cut back in summer if need be
Growth Habit: Climbing
Pests: May get glasshouse red spider mite and vine weevil
Diseases: Generally disease free
Cultivation: This plant is listed on Schedule 9 of the UK Wildlife & Countryside Act as an invasive non-native species. While this does not prevent it from being sold in the UK, or from being grown in gardens, the RHS encourages those that do grow it to take great care with managing it and with disposing of unwanted material. The RHS also encourages gardeners to find alternative plants to grow to those listed on Schedule 9. For suggested alternative plants see the Plantlife/RHS guide: Gardening without harmful invasive plants
Propagation: Propagate by layering or hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types: Wall-side Borders
Final Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 4 m – 8 m (13.12 ft – 26 ft)
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