Package of 5 Plants
This vine can grow 30' to 50' and more; the structure upon which it climbs is the limiting factor.
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Virginia Creeper (also called Victoria Creeper, Five-Leaved Ivy, Woodbine, and Five Finger) is an excellent ornamental plant for shading buildings and other structures. The plant is especially notable for its deep red to burgundy autumn foliage. Frequently used as a climbing plant, the vine is particularly safe to grow on edifices because of its non-harmful method of attachment. Clinging with the aid of surface disks rather than mortar-harming roots and deciduous in nature, Virginia Creeper can help shade buildings during the summer and allow surfaces to absorb heat during the winter. This feat can help lower energy consumption. Virginia Creeper produces small green flowers in the late spring and small purplish berries during the summer. The creeper is a prolific climber and has been known to reach heights of 100 feet. It’s leaves are composed of five leaflets joined to a central point on the vine. Because Virginia Creeper is the American cousin of Boston Ivy, it shares many of the same characteristics. More planting instruction can also be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun|
|Leaves:||Alternate, compound palmate, 5 leaflets, each stalked (1/3″ long), elliptic to obovate-oblong, 1 1/2 to 4″ long, 1/2 to 2 1/2″ wide, acuminate, usually cuneate, coarsely and often crenately serrate, lustrous dark green above, glaucescent beneath, young growth bright waxy bronze to red; petiole 1 to 4″ long. Usually a purple-red to crimson-red in fall; first of all woody plants to color effectively; often noticeable in the tops of tall trees.|
|Size:||30 to 50′ and more; the structure upon which it climbs is the limiting factor.|
|Hardiness:||Zone 3-9. For an idea of your plant zone please visit the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.|
|Habit:||Deciduous vine with tendrils which have 5 to 8 branches, each ending in adhesive like tips; has the ability to literally cement itself to the wall and therefore needs no support; good on trees, will also crawl along the ground.|
|Rate:||Fast, 6 to 10′ and beyond in a single season.|
|Flowers:||Greenish white, June-July, in cymes which usually form terminal panicles; totally ineffective as they are borne under the foliage.|
|Diseases & Insects:||Canker, downy mildew, leaf spots, powdery mildew, wilt, beetles, eight-spotted forester, leaf hoppers, scales and several other insects.|
|Landscape Value:||Excellent, tough, low-maintenance cover for walls, trellises, rock piles; can be an asset for its fall color and berries if used properly (much like Boston Ivy); the ivy covered walls of most universities are not ivy covered but “creeper” covered; if other vines fail this is a good choice; cements itself to structures and does not need support; may leave a residue on buildings that is difficult to remove; can become a weed as birds “plant” the seeds with reckless abandon.|
|Soil Preference:||Tolerates just about any kind of soil and is especially salt tolerant. Will even grow in sand.|
|Care:||Trim as necessary. If left unattended, ivy will spread continuously.|
|Fertilization:||This plant does not really need fertilization; however, if you are still inclined. Enrich the soil towards the end of the winter or in autumn with a slow release fertilizer or manure. During the spring provide fertilizers rich in nitrogen and potassium.|
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The plants are NOT in storage and are dug fresh on receipt of your order. When your order is received plants are collected as soon as the weather permits, this time-frame is normally within one week. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, We will advise you by phone.
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We do NOT ship West of the Rocky Mountains for retail orders, but we will consider shipping West of the Rocky Mountains for wholesale qualities. Please contact us for wholesale container, bare-root, and balled and burlap inquiries.
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