Parthenocissus is a genus of tendril climbing plants in the grape family, Vitaceae, with 12 species native to the Himalayas, eastern Asia and North America. Several of which are grown for ornamental use, notably P. henryana, P. quinquefolia and P. tricuspidata.
Virginia creeper is a deciduous climber native to America, attaching to its support with suction cups. The flowering is green, discreet, melliferous. The leaves are trilobed or compound, depending on the species. The foliage turns scarlet red in autumn.
Plant my virginia creeper
Plant preferably in the fall, in fertile, drained soil, in the sun or partial shade.
Dig a hole twice as large as the volume of the clod, arrange the clod at the right height to keep the root collar visible, and replace the earth around it.
Place a stake to drive the plant to its final trellize.
Form a hollow in the earth around the plant, and empty at least two watering cans in it.
Mulch my virginia creeper
Mulch after planting, and renew each year in November, with leaves or crushed wood.
Water my virginia creeper
Water once a week for the first month - and keep an eye on your plant for the whole first year. The potting soil of potted plants should never be totally dry.
Propagate my virginia creeper
Collect the seedlings that have settled in the spring and place them in a bucket filled with sand, soil and potting soil.