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Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Virginia Creeper

Great for covering garden buildings

This very vigorous climber can provide superb cover to taller structures and buildings. A deciduous creeper that can put on a large and colour display in the autumn when the 5-fingered leaves turn rich shades of scarlet and orange. It has blue-black berries.


Happy in full sun or full shade, in any location. It is self-clinging.


Plant in fertile, well-drained soil enriched with organic matter. Mulch in spring to keep the soil moist.

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Climber
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Autumn, Spring
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 1200 cm - 1500 cm
Plant width 400 cm - 800 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 900 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Light sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot at least 15cm away from the wall, fence or support. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant – along with its supporting cane in the hole, leaning onto the support, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Arrange and tie the stems onto the support. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Garden edging

Typically available

From March to September