Gardening

Virginia creeper: superb all year round


Virginia creeper offers many advantages for covering ripe walls, pergolas or trellises.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Parthenocissus
Family : Vitaceae
Type : Climbing

Height
: 10 to 20 m
Exposure : Sunny and partial shade
Ground : Ordinary

Foliage
: Expired -Flowering : Summer (very light)

The care of the Virginia creeper is very easy and the decorative aspect quite remarkable.

Plantation of Virginia creeper

Prefer a plantation of Virginia creeper in the springs where in autumn, outside the frost period.

Water regularly during the 1st year after planting.

  • It is necessary to train the plant at the beginning before it hangs on itself.
  • After 1 or 2 year (s), your Virginia creeper will gain the rest of your wall by itself
  • Find our tips for planting shrubs

Pruning Virginia Creeper

Let the Virginia creeper climb at will, this is how it will be the most beautiful.

You can prune throughout the year, if it becomes too invasive or to prevent it from covering windows and roofs ...

Be careful with the tiles because it happens that the Virginia creeper can sneak and sometimes lift them. We must intervene first.

To know about the Virginia creeper

This woody climber has the advantage of push quickly but also to create a formidable wall of color as soon as autumn arrives with flamboyant hues of red, yellow, orange.

Like ivy, its studs do not damage old walls and therefore present no problem with them hanging onto the wall.

Not to be confused with the ivy, Virginia creeper, on the other hand, is part of the same family as the vine that gives grapes.

Tip about Virginia creeper

Unlike ivy, Virginia creeper is deciduous and therefore much richer in color varieties throughout the year!


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Video: virginia creeper 2011 (October 2020).