parthenocissus quinquefolia (virginia creeper, five finger ivy) native

Size: 2 gallon staked
  • insignificant, small, clusters of greenish-white flowers
  • coarse-toothed, deep green leaves with 5 leaflets
  • foliage emerges purplish in colour in the spring, to green in the summer Inedible, grape-like berries form on deep red stems
  • vibrant red, fall colour
  • vigorous grower
  • bloom time: june 
  • zone 3 
  • height 20-30m 
  • spread 15-20m
  • colour green
  • grows well in a dry to moist soil, in full sun to full shade, its best, fall colour is in full sun
  • in full shade, disk-like suckers may form to help the plant grow, over time these can become unsightly on buildings
  • under other conditions, it climbs with tendrils which are easily removed if necessary
  • one can prune the new growth in summer months, or once extreme, cold, winter temperatures are passed, pruning back to 25 cm stubs
  • this may be necessary to restrain its vigorous growth and keep the desired shape
  • note: care should be taken when removing this vine from a building, as it could work its way under siding, grow into the mortar or ruin painted surfaces
  • full sun, partial sun/shade, full shade
  • attracts birds
  • fast growing 
  • native to ontario
  • drought tolerant, once established
  • poisonous
  • ground cover
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)