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Light: Part Shade, Dappled Shade
Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Origin: Eastern United States to Mexico
Parthenocissus quinquefolia, commonly known as Virginia creeper or woodbine, is a fast-growing deciduous vine found in eastern and central North America, extending south to Mexico. It can grow up to 30-50 feet or more without any support, as it clings to surfaces such as brick, stone, or wood walls by its adhesive holdfasts found at the tendril ends. It can also crawl along the ground, as the name suggests. The leaves are compound-palmate, initially purple in spring, mature to dull green in summer and turn to attractive shades of purple and crimson red in the fall. Greenish-white flowers appear in the upper leaf axils in late spring to early summer, primarily hidden by foliage and of little ornamental significance. In autumn, the flowers give way to blue-black berries that birds love to eat.This plant grows well in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils and can tolerate full shade. The best fall color is achieved in sunny locations. It is an easy-to-grow plant that can thrive in various soils and urban conditions. However, it needs regular trimming to keep it in bounds. It should be planted in areas with sufficient space for expansion and growth. It is not recommended to grow it on wood or shingle walls, as the holdfasts are difficult to remove and can damage painted surfaces, gutters, shutters, or wiring around homes and buildings if left unchecked.
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