Virginia Creeper, Woodbine 'Variegata'

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Family: Vitaceae (vee-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Parthenocissus (par-then-oh-KISS-us) (Info)
Species: quinquefolia (kwin-kway-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata


Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


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:

Sun to Partial Shade


Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Grown for foliage



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Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

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

Avon, Minnesota

Crosslake, Minnesota

Dunellen, New Jersey

Trenton, New Jersey

Orangeburg, New York

El Reno, Oklahoma

Millersville, Pennsylvania

Bryan, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 4, 2016, Rests from Bryan, TX wrote:

I really think that this is a beautiful vine. I planted this last year and was told that it was a fast and vigorous growing vine. However, mine has not grown more than an inch in months. The plant looks really healthy, but it just never grows. Hate to just pull it up. I have fertilized it twice. Don't know what else to do.


It has been another year, and this vine has not grown another single inch. It is NOT fast growing at all! I wasted a lot of money on this plant. I will not pull it up, but I will never buy it again.

Update II

Another 4 to five months and the vine has not grown a single inch. Paid a good amount of money for a vine that was supposed to grow like crazy on my fence. Don't b... read more


On Jul 6, 2015, 4kaki from Frisco, TX wrote:

Love this plant growing in central Minnesota, zone 3. My husband dug a shallow hole to plant 4 of these vines before we left our lake home for the winter. Without any covering to protect these vines and being poorly planted, I was amazed when we returned the next summer that one of the vines had survived. It seems to like it's sunny and dry location and sandy loam soil. After 2 years now, it is about 3-4 feet tall. I need some advise on propagating this plant, as it is so hardy here in zone 3.


On Jul 9, 2003, Petsitterbarb from Claremore, OK wrote:

I really hate to rate this plant as neutral, and ONLY do so because it grows so darn fast that it has to be considered invasive. Other than that I LOVE IT! We began w/ this plant from a cutting in the 70's, from my parents acreage in Oklahoma, where it grew wild. We have brought some w/ us w/ each move, and still have it! It is disease free for us, and we consider it a graceful and lush vine. It covers a north brick wall and a south brick wall at our current home that otherwise would be bare. We do attend it regularly to avoid any damage, should it reach the wooden or shingles parts of the house. I also have it as a groundcover w/ my hostas, trimming or pulling it out before it covers the hostas. It's beautiful, if well kept. The fall colors are gorgeous, too.