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Virginia Creeper

Parthenocissus spp.

Parthenocissus-vitacea-foliage by Sten Porse (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Virginia Creeper Overview

Parthenocissus is a genus, originating from the Himalayas, East Asia and North America, that contains around 12 species of vigorous, deciduous climbing plants that use either tendrils or suckers to scramble upwards. They have palmate leaves and small flowers that are followed by black or blue berries. Several species, for example, Parthenocissus quinquefolia or Virginia Creeper, are grown as ornamentals for their stunning autumn foliage and their ability to rapidly cover a wall or fence.

How to propagate Virginia Creeper


You can propagate by softwood or greenwood cuttings in the summer. Hardwood cuttings in early spring.

Other uses of Virginia Creeper

Grown for their leaves, which often turn beautiful colours in autumn, and for the fruit.

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