Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Virginia Creeper
Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Leaves of Virginia Creeper
Leaves of Virginia Creeper
Deept green leaves divided into five fingerlike leaflets. Fall color is scarlet. 
Full sun to full shade. This vine tolerates a wide range of soils and growing conditions. 
  • 'Variegata' has green leaves splashed with white.
Mature Height
30-50 Feet (This is a vigorous vine and will easily grow to the top of the support structure. It is often seen on trees, where it can grow up to 50 feet tall.)
USDA Hardiness Zone
4 - 7 
Bloom Color
Not of Interest
Bloom Season
June - July
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Shade
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Method of Attachment
Aerial Roots
Foliage Color
Fall Foliage Color
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

Relatively trouble free. There are a number of insects and diseases that can affect this plant, but they are seldom serious.
Additional Notes
This vine is woody and deciduous.


Related Resources
Home, Yard & Garden Pest Guide
Illinois Commercial Landscape and Turfgrass Pest Management Handbook
U of IL - Distance Diagnosis through Digital Imaging
U of IL - Plant Clinic