- Virginia Creeper - Parthenocissus quinquefolia Hardy Planting Zones- 3-9 Sun or Shade – Shade, Part Sun, to Sun Mature Height - 36" - 480+" Mature Width- 36" - 480+" Bloom Season – Summer (May to June) Gardener Status- Beginner
Virginia Creeper Vine - Parthenocissus Quinquefolia
Virginia creeper vine grows quite vigorously. Not only will it grow quickly, but it's also quite versatile. It will easily grow in a variety of light and soil conditions. This makes it a somewhat carefree addition to any landscaping project.
The Virginia creeper is a perennial vine with a thick, woody stem. The vine does bloom midsummer. However, the flowers are green like the leaves, making them somewhat inconspicuous. The flowers eventually turn into berries that add interest and attract wildlife. The most impressive characteristic of this vine is how beautiful it becomes in the fall. The five-pointed green leaves that adorn this vine will change to a magnificent crimson in the fresh air of autumn.
It can grow in most any soil type from soggy to bone dry. It can even flourish in soils that are slightly alkaline, although it does best in soils that are somewhat acidic. It will grow in almost any lighting conditions from full shade to full sun, so you don't have to concern yourself too much with where you plant it.
You can use this hardy vine in almost any landscaping project. This vine will grow up walls and trellises with a little help and also makes an excellent ground cover in the same way you might use ivy or vinca. If you do plan to cover a vertical space with this vine, then you should plant several at a time and use ties to help the plant establish itself.