University of Rhode Island

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Virginia Creeper

Fast growing deciduous vine with tendrils which needs no support. Compound leaves are glossy green in summer and turn vivid scarlet in early fall. Small blue black berries are eaten by birds. Tolerates most soils, full sun to full shade, wind, salt, sand. Hardy and adaptable. Native to RI. 30-50’ or more.

Ted Bodner @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / James H. Miller and Karl V. Miller. 2005. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses. University of Georgia Press., Athens.

James H. Miller @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / James H. Miller and Karl V. Miller. 2005. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses. University of Georgia Press., Athens.

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