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Virginia Creeper, American Ivy
Scientific Name: Parthenocissus quinquefolia (L.) Planch.
Family: Vitaceae
Virginia Creeper, American Ivy (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)
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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 61. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. (USDA, NRCS)
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 3-9.

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in hot deserts, use it on the biuldings north side

Sun Exposure: Light shade, does ok in full sun or shade

Origin: Eastern North America

Growth Habits: Fast growing deciduous vine; attaches itself with disk-like extensions on the tendrils; leaves palmately compound with 5 leaflets

Watering Needs: Regular water

Propagation: Root cuttings, seeds

Blooming Habits:
Inconspicuous flowers in clusters, followed by blue-black berries eaten by the birds.

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