VIRGINIA CREEPER Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Virginia Creeper

Hardiness / Exposure: Zone 2 / Full sun to part shade

Height: 15ft -20ft

Spread: 6 ft

Foliage Colour: Glossy Green

Fall Foliage: Red

Growth Habit: Twining vine

Key Features: Virginia Creeper provides a habitat for nesting birds and has small blue berries that birds eat. A climbing vine that covers structures with green foliage in the summer. Leaves turn a beautiful red colour for Autumn.

Uses: Climbing (fences, posts, trellis, arbour), screening for privacy or to hide unsightly features in your yard (or your neighbours). Virginia Creeper can also sprawl on the ground and spreads rapidly.


Planting Instructions: 

-Dig a hole 2-3 times the root ball width and same depth as root ball.

-Carefully remove plastic pot and cut through any circling roots.

-Position the root ball in the center of the hole and ensure the tree is standing straight. If necessary, tip the root ball to adjust the tree.

-Partially backfill the hole with loamy soil, tamp the soil with your heel to remove air pockets, water to settle the soil and finish backfilling around the root ball with good soil.  Avoid using heavy clay-based soil.

-Remove tags and labels.

-Water soil well at planting and continue to water throughout the summer. Do not not let the tree go dry.

-Applying mulch will help help retain moisture and reduce weeds.





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