Skip to main content
A picture of a Virginia Creeper

Virginia Creeper

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Also known as

American Ivy, American Woodbine, False Grape, Five-Leaved Ivy, Wild Wood Vine, Woodbine, Five-Leaf-Ivy

Photo by adam.hayes1 (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size









  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Virginia Creeper

A photo of Virginia Creeper
A photo of Virginia Creeper
A photo of Virginia Creeper
A photo of Virginia Creeper
A photo of Virginia Creeper

Virginia Creeper Overview

Parthenocissus quinquefolia, commonly known as Virginia Creeper is a vigorous woody climbing plant with a 5-palmate leaf structure of sharply toothed mid-green leaves in summer, turning red in autumn. The plant has insignificant flowers in summer followed by dark blue or purple berries.

Common problems with Virginia Creeper

Generally trouble free.

    Virginia Creeper Companion Plants

    Plant with shrubs with that will not compete with the bright red autumn leaves of the Virgina Creeper, like evergreen shrubs.

    How to harvest Virginia Creeper


    How to propagate Virginia Creeper


    Sew seed in autumn.


    Soft cutting can be taken in early summer, greenwood cuttings in summer and hardwood cuttings in winter.

    Special features of Virginia Creeper

    Autumn colour

    Bright red foliage in autumn.

    Other uses of Virginia Creeper

    Grown for their foliage and fruits (grapes), which are produced in bunches.


    Grown for the good climbing ability and the bright red autumn foliage.

    Looking good in October - Top 10

    A photo of Michaelmas Daisy

    Michaelmas Daisy

    Aster spp.

    Explore all


    About usCareersPrivacy policy

    Candide is your guide to visiting UK public gardens. Find the best gardens, buy tickets and enter with just your phone. Download the app for offline tickets, community access and more.

    Terms & ConditionsCode of Conduct

    © 2023 Candide

    Made in Bristol