Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia Creeper; Five-Leaf Ivy)

Spread: 15-30 feet
Light: Sun to partial sun
Soil: Average soil
Description: Medium-green leaves in clusters of five. Amazing fall color ranging from red to purple to orange. Inconspicuous green spring flowers are followed by ¼” bright blue fruits. This vine is native to the northeastern U.S., climbs with tendrils and attaches to brick and wood with flattened disks that don’t damage mortar or wood. Depending on what structure it climbs, it will reach anywhere from 15-30 feet. Larval host for the Virginia creeper sphinx moth. “Leaves of three let them be. Leaves of five, let them thrive!”


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