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Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia Creeper seed) Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Engelmann's Ivy, Virginia Creeper

In Stock: 18.351 lb (Total:37.689lb)
  • Parthenocissus quinquefolia

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Details

Germination:
98%
Germination test:
Cut (Full Seed)
Purity:
99%
Seeds per lb:
16,127
Quantity:
18.35 lb
Collected in:
China
Crop year:
2022
Min. hardiness zone:
4
Item ID:
1831972

Growing Info

Scarification
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days
Germination
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: can be fall sown without stratification.| an alternate treatment is to bury the seed in snow for 50 days 

Looking for a fast-growing plant to cover your walls or buildings? Look no further than the Parthenocissus quinquefolia, also known as Virginia creeper, Victoria creeper, five-leaved ivy, or five-finger. Native to North America, this prolific deciduous climber can reach heights of 20-30 meters in the wild. Its palmately compound leaves, composed of five leaflets - sometimes seven - can range from 3 to 20 cm across. In late spring, clusters of small greenish flowers appear, turning into small hard purplish-black berries in late summer or early fall that are toxic to humans but not to birds. This plant is grown as an ornamental for its ability to cover walls and buildings and its striking deep red to burgundy fall foliage. It is also useful for erosion control and can serve as a ground cover. This fast grower thrives in any soil or sun exposure. However, it can suffocate smaller plants and can be difficult to eradicate due to its extensive root system. As a shading vine, Parthenocissus quinquefolia keeps buildings cooler by shading the wall surface during the summer without damaging the masonry, as it adheres to the surface with disks, not through penetrating roots. Plant them three meters apart to maintain proper spacing and to prevent swamping other plants.

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