Parthenocissus quinquefolia ‘Engelmannii’


Parthenocissus quinquefolia ‘Engelmannii’ in a 2 litre pot.

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Parthenocissus quinquefolia, commonly known as Virginia creeper, is a deciduous, woody vine native to eastern and central North America. The plant has five-pointed leaves, which turn a vibrant red color in the fall. It produces inconspicuous green flowers in the summer, which then give way to dark blue berries. Virginia creeper is a popular ornamental plant and is often grown on walls, fences, and trellises to provide natural shade and beauty. It is also useful as a ground cover and for erosion control. Virginia creeper is a hardy and adaptable plant that can grow in a variety of soils and light conditions. It is also known to attract birds and butterflies to the garden.

Key Facts

  • Common Name(s):Engelmann’s Virginia Creeper
  • Hardiness:Fully hardy
  • How big will I get? Parthenocissus quinquefolia ‘Engelmannii’ can grow to a height of 12m and a spread of 8m.
  • Did You Know That:Parthenocissus quinquefolia is commonly known as Virginia creeper, which is a reference to its ability to climb and cover structures with ease, often found in the Eastern US?

Plant Calendar

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Foliage Colour

Care Guide

Soil Requirements

Parthenocissus quinquefolia ‘Engelmannii’ is a versatile plant and can cope with wet or drier soils, but prefers there to be decent drainage. This plant can grow in soil with a wide range of pH levels, it is not picky about the pH level of the soil.

Best Position

Parthenocissus quinquefolia ‘Engelmannii’ can handle either an exposed or a sheltered position and is a very versatile plant that can cope with full shade, partial shade, or full sun.


Parthenocissus quinquefolia ‘Engelmannii’ is fairly low maintenance and doesn’t require any pruning. However it can be tidied up as much as necessary through the year, this is especially important if you are trying to keep it limited to a certain area.

Pest, Diseases and Wildlife

Parthenocissus quinquefolia ‘Engelmannii’ can have problems with vine weevil, and it tends not to have problems with diseases. It is not considered to be toxic.

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