Scientific Name: Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Common Name: Virginia creeper
Family Name: Vitaceae
Origin: Canada - eastern, Mexico, U.S. - northeast
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Vine - deciduous, Vine or climber
Mature Size: 22 - 30m x 15 - 25m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading
Form: Climbing
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Arbors or trellis, Fall interest, Filler, Screening, Wildlife food
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Lustrous, Digitate (palmate), Elliptic, Obovate, Dentate, Serrate
Flowers: Cyme, Green-yellow, Jun-Jul
Fruit: Berry (true), Blue, Black, Aug-Sep, (Persistent)
Key ID Features:
Leaves alternate, palmately compound with 5 leaflets, ellipting-obovate, 4-14cm long x 2-8cm wide, margins serrate; tendrils arising opposite the petioles at nodes. Winter ID: dark blue berries; stems reddish; stem tendrils with adhesive pads at tips of 5-8 branches; leaf scars concave.