Virginia Creeper

Parthenocissus tricuspidata

Virginia Creeper - Parthenocissus tricuspidata

Common Name: Virginia Creeper
Genus: Parthenocissus
Species: tricuspidata

Category: Climbers & Wall Shrubs
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 16.00 m (1600 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 20.00 m (2000 cm)

Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Colour: Green, Red

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

This ubiquitous vine can turn even an ordinary house into something special to look at. Green leaves in summer turn into a stunning, fiery red display in autumn. After some initial support the Virginia Creeper is self-supporting and will branch out to cover large expanses of wall or fences. This species shares its name with an ingenious one-way valve found in the heart (the tricuspid). Both valve and leaf have a distinctive three lobes. Allow a little time for cutting back from your windows!

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