Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Where Wildflowers Grow

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA

 

Parthenocissus quinquefolia - Virginia Creeper

Ohio Native Plant - Natural Range

Parthenocissus quinquefolia



To view the natural range of Virginia Creeper visit the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service website.
Patrick J. Alexander, hosted by the USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
Virginia Creeper - Patrick J. Alexander
Image above - Patrick J. Alexander, hosted by the USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
Wildlife Significance
Berries - Food for birds as mockingbirds, nuthatches, woodpeckers and blue jays
ruit-eating birds, such as mockingbirds,
Deer 

For more details on this plant visit the Illinois Wildflower or Missouri Botnical Garden websites 
Plant Provenance - Nodding Onion Gardens original  plant gift from wildlife 2008
Robert H. Mohlenbrock, hosted by the USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1991. Southern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. South National Technical Center, Fort Worth.
Virginia creeper - Robert H. Mohlenbrock
Image above - Robert H. Mohlenbrock, hosted by the USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1991. Southern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. South National Technical Center, Fort Worth.

Cultivation Information


Height - 30 to 50 ft, Vigorous grower, not intended for small spots

Where to plant - Use a trellis or arbor or fence or on the ground as woodland ground cover. Not recommend for use on a physical structure, or allowed to grow on a tree as this vine will compete with leaves on trees for sunshine.

Maintenance - I have mine growing on the fence of our compost pile, but prune it yearly to keep off trees and the shed. There is also a ground cover patch that seems to be doing a fair job pushing back the invasive Snow on the Mountain.

Benefits - Virginia Creeper is useful for erosion control and pushing out invasive species.

Flower Color - Greenish White
Blooms - May to July
Fall  Foliage - Crimson 

Sun - Full to part shade

Hardy Zone - 3 to 9
 
Soil - Dry to moist
pH - 

Family - Vitaceace