An exceptional vine with brilliant red autumn colour. A handsome choice, the leaves have gorgeous, silver and pink veins running through them.
New foliage is dark bronze to purple, aging to green, then bright red in autumn. The photographs we have used do not do it justice – we need to get the camera out more often!
The Summer clusters of tiny green flowers are sometimes followed by dark blue or black berries. Both are insignificant in comparison to the foliage.
The Chinese Virginia Creeper is self clinging, woody climber and perfect for covering a wall, fence, tree or trellis. It is quick to establish and will draw plenty of comment from garden visitors. It is not quite as quick as Virginia Creepers but it will take more shade – though the red autumn colour is unlikely to be as intense.
You need to be careful where you plant Chinese Virginia Creepers as the suckers will mark paint work. As far as I’m concerned it can ramble where it likes as the benefits far outweigh a few spots on the paint!
Prune Parthenocissus henryana in late autumn or winter to control growth.
Another of its common names is Silver vein Creeper.
Cool to Temperate
Full Sun to Semi Shade