Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Where Wildflowers Grow

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA


Parthenocissus quinquefolia - Virginia Creeper

Ohio Native Plant - Natural Range

To view the natural range of Virginia Creeper visit the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service website.
robin in bird bath
Image by Jim Wohl
Wildlife Significance
Berries - Food for birds 


For more details on this plant visit the Illinois Wildflower or Missouri Botnical Garden websites 

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.

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
Plant Provenance - Mother plant from wildlife 2008