Thicket Creeper, False Virginia Creeper Parthenocissus inserta - Parthenocissus vitacea, Ampelopsis quiquefolia var. vitacea

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Botanical Name:

Parthenocissus inserta







Common Name:

Thicket Creeper, False Virginia Creeper

60-80 feet
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: an alternate treatment is to bury the seed in snow for 50 days. can be fall sown without stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* Parthenocissus vitacea (syn. P. inserta), also known as Thicket Creeper, False Virginia Creeper, Woodbine, or Grape Woodbine, is a woody vine native to North America, in southeastern Canada (west to southern Manitoba) and a large area of the United States, from Maine west to Montana and south to New Jersey and Missouri in the east, and Texas to Arizona in the west. It is present in California, but it may be an introduced species that far west.
* It is a prolific climber, reaching heights of 20–30 m in the wild, using small branched tendrils with twining tips. The leaves are palmately compound, composed of five leaflets, and range from 3–20 cm across. The leaflets have a toothed margin. more...