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PlantFiles: Virginia Creeper
Parthenocissus laetevirens

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Family: Vitaceae (vee-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Parthenocissus (par-then-oh-KISS-us) (Info)
Species: laetevirens

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Category:
Vines and Climbers

Height:
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Light Blue
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Profile:

No positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Negative NatureGirl4Life On Nov 9, 2010, NatureGirl4Life from Hopkins, SC wrote:

To anyone who believes an allergic reaction to this is being mistaken for poison ivy and that it is harmless, I suggest you do more research. Just like poison ivy, some have a reaction and some don't. It is the oxalate crystals contained in the sap of the Virginia Creeper that causes the allergic reaction. To anyone who has had a reaction to this, it is one they will not soon forget. It is extremely itchy and painful! I tried cortizone cream, caladryl, and even apple cider vinegar. While these all relieve the symptoms for a period of only hours, I ended up having to have a prednisone shot and a 6-day course of prednisone pills!

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Sioux Center, Iowa
Hopkins, South Carolina
Fort Worth, Texas



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