8 xParthenocissus quinquefolia - 'Virginia Creeper' - EASY TO GROW SHOWSTOPPER! Masses of lush foliage from early spring right through to early winter & an AWARD WINNER too! - RHS AGM . This Hardy Perennial Climber can be planted at any time of the year.
Virginia Creeper is an easy to grow showstopping climbing plant that will quickly romp across a large wall or fence-line helping you to create a private space in your garden. The Virginia Creeper is perfect for covering up any sized eyesores or old buildings and for screening out nosey neighbours quickly! Self-clinging and therefore requiring no supporting wires - no need for trellis or growing supports.
A real whopper of a plant!
If you want to make any area which is harsh looking mellow and soft then this is the plant for you - Virginia Creeper can also be used also as ground cover as her masses of leaves carpet any surface in luxuriant green before turning brilliant colours in autumn.
She will reward you in the spring with masses of lush vibrant large five-lobed mid-green leaves and these slowly change colour all through the summer to deep green and to pink, until presenting a grand finale in autumn with spectacular colours in fiery crimson reds and oranges with a crop of blue-black berries too. These vines can be planted in full sun, half-shade as well as deep shade, although you will get the best result if you place a single plant against a wall which is not north facing. For north facing aspects you will require Boston Ivy which we also stock.
These very easy to grow climbers are also fairly salt tolerant also so will do well in coastal regions. Virginia Creeper will grow in sand, clay or in fact any type of soil, drought, damp or any combination of your choosing!
This is a vine to live where no other vine will survive - hardy, tough & fast, growing 6-10 ft in a single year.
So for spectacular foliage privacy rewarding you year after year let Virginia Creeper thrive in your garden!
Size of plants supplied : 9cm pot grown and posted WITH pots so root system is protected
Height of plants supplied : from bottom of pot to top of foliage approx 25cm plus
Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: humus-rich, moist, well drained soil or multi-purpose compost and feed well
Growth rate: fast-growing
Flowering period: May to August
Flower colour: yellow-green - flowering almost unnoticeably with tiny yellow-green flowers
Hardiness: fully hardy
Other features: Autumn colour. Important habitat for wildlife
PRUNING: Tidy and remove any weak or damaged stems mid-March and secure remaining to trellises if provided. For a detailed guide to planting and pruning view www.climbingplantsdirect.com and view the climbing plant care guide
Feeding: we recommend our climbing plant feed available in our shop
Wildlife: attractive to beneficial garden insects
8 x 9 cm Pot grown Garden Ready Shrubs. We despatch WITH pot so root system is safe. Shooting well ready for planting. We are commercial growers of shrub plants and use 'Exemptor' to ensure your root system is strong and healthy.
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