Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Botanical Name: Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Phonetic: Par-then-O-Sis-us/Par-then-O-Kiss-uss Queen-kay-FOE-lee-uh

Common Name(s): Virginia Creeper

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Family: Vitaceae
Origin: Eastern and southern United States, Canada, northern Mexico
Plant Type: Vine
Persistence: Deciduous

Leaf Type: Palmately divided with 5 leaflets
Leaf Color: Deep green , leaflets are coarsely toothed
Fall color: Bright scarlet red
Texture: Coarse
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Insignificant/Spring and summer
Flower Color(s): Insignificant/greenish-white

Exposure: Full sun to part shade
USDA: 3-9
Climate Zones(s): 1-9, 16-24
Growth Rate: Fast                                
Height: 40-50 Feet
Spread: 5-10 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Soil: Average, medium to well-drained soils
Pest/Diseases: No serious problems, mildews, leaf spots, canker, wilt, beetles, leaf hoppers

Features: Fast growing vine, needs a lot of surface and space, attracts birds, good fall color, dark berries, can damage painted surface
Uses: Banks, walls, fences, arbors, woodland gardens, understory plant, ground cover

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