Parthenocissus – Virginia Creeper
- Easy to grow
- Unique dark green foliage
- Provides great bird and mammal cover
- Food source for caterpillars
- Spring flowers produce a multitude of deep bluish-purple berries that attract birds
- Crimson-red fall foliage
Here’s a vine that has so much to offer the landscape yet few people know about it. Virginia Creeper is easy to grow and is a perfect plant for sun or partial shade on a trellis, rock wall, or any other sturdy structure. It displays a unique, 5 leaflet palmate, dark green foliage that looks beautiful throughout the growing season and provides great bird and mammal cover and a great food source for the caterpillars of some of our favorite butterflies. This plant’s inconspicuous spring flowers produce a multitude of deep bluish-purple berries that birds find quite attractive. This functional, easy to grow plant also puts on a crimson-red fall foliage show that would make this American Beauties selection worth growing even if the landscape critters didn’t love it!