Parthenocissus Quinquefolia Engelmannii also known as Virginia Creeper Engelmannii or American Ivy A deciduous self-clinging climber with excellent autumn colour, Parthenocissus Quinquefolia Engelmannii will add interest to an unsightly garden wall with its splendid foliage. The glossy coarse-toothed leaves, each with five ovate leaflets, emerge green and stay so until autumn, when the foliage turns to shades of warm orange and scarlet red. From June to July, the deep red stems of this attractive vine bear clusters of small insignificant green flowers that turn to fruit. The grape-like berries are inedible but add ornamental value to the shrub.
While vigorous and fast-growing, Virginia Creeper Engelmannii is one of the less invasive varieties of the species, so it will require less work to be restrained and kept tidy. Ideal if you want a relatively fuss-free climber that adheres well to buildings and structures but does not cause damage if kept in check.
Height and Spread of Parthenocissus Quinquefolia Engelmannii With its fast growth rate, Virginia Creeper Engelmannii will easily reach heights well over 12 metres in a couple of years. This vine climbs both with tendrils and adhesive pads and can achieve a maximum spread of 4 to 8 metres.
How Hardy is Parthenocissus Quinquefolia Engelmannii Virginia Creeper Engelmannii originated in North America, so it goes without saying that it is a hardy and robust plant. Fully hardy in the United Kingdom, it will do well even in areas with particularly low winter temperatures- up to 20 degrees below zero.
How To Use Parthenocissus Quinquefolia Engelmannii As a vigorous self-clinging climber, this deciduous plant is best suited as a cover for structures in the garden. It will spread and cling with ease and its lush, colour-changing foliage offers visual interest throughout the seasons, so Parthenocissus Quinquefolia Engelmannii is most commonly used grown against high walls, towers, and similar larger structures that this deciduous vine can envelop and beautify.
How To Care For Parthenocissus Quinquefolia Engelmannii Parthenocissus Quinquefolia Engelmannii is a tough, undemanding cultivar that thrives in almost all conditions. It will happily grow in full sun, partial shade, or full shade, although its autumn colour might be less pronounced in a shady spot in the garden. Does well in any moist but well-drained soil, including clay and chalk.