Chinese virginia creeper

Parthenocissus henryana

Chinese virginia creeper - Parthenocissus henryana

Common Name: Chinese virginia creeper
Genus: Parthenocissus
Species: henryana

Category: Climbers & Wall Shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 10.00 m (1000 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 5.00 m (500 cm)

Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Colour: Green

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Less vigorous than its popular relative Virginia creeper, this deciduous climber is ideally suited to smaller gardens where it will quickly cover an awkward area such as a north or east-facing wall. Unless it is grown in a sunny spot its autumn colour is less dramatic too, but in spring and summer its leaves are very pretty - deeply divided, velvety and dark green with prominent white and pink veins. A versatile and handsome plant.

  • Garden care: Provide some support until the plant is well established. (This may take up to two years). Once established tie in stray shoots and prune in early winter to keep the plant within bounds paying particular attention to stems that are encroaching on windows guttering or roofs.


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