Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Common name: Virginia Creeper

Native plant

Virginia Creeper is the first vine in the woods to turn a red-orange fall color. You have one spectacular fall show when you add the purplish blue fruit, which is relished by the birds. Virginia Creeper climbs by tendrils, which doesn’t affect the trees. The creeper is sometimes confused with poison ivy, but creeper has five leaves while poison ivy has three leaves. The creeping nature of this plant allows it to grow out as well as up, and as such it can also be used as a ground cover.


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Pricing information for
Per unit for pint growing method $3.75
Flats $39.50

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Mesic, Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Bloom period



Harsh exposure tolerant, New construction, Road-side/salt tolerant, Floodplain

Growth form

Multi-stemmed, Single trunk, Ground cover

General information

Mature height
10 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
45 Feet
Max width
20 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color
Creamy Orange
Fall color
Red Purple

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Loved by birds

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