Photo Courtesy of NVK Nurseries

Parthenocissus quinquefolia Engelmannii (Virginia Creeper)

This deciduous, woody vine bears glossy leaves with five serrated leaflets that emerge purple, turn deep green in summer, then an intense bronze-red in autumn. Hidden in the foliage are small clusters of green-white flowers that give way to insignificant blue-black fruit for birds to feed on. The vines don’t need support to climb, as the tendril ends have sucker disks to get them to where they need – and want- to go. Fast growth rate.

Blooms in mid-summer
30-50 ft tall (climbing) x 5-10 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Deer resistant
Attracts birds


Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture