Virginia Creeper - Climbing plants
Self-clinging red autumn colour!
The Virginia Creeper 'Veitch Boskoop' (Parthenocissus Tricuspidata) is a brilliant, climbing plant that does not need to be trained as its strong aerial roots cling firmly to walls and fences. The leaves turn bright red in autumn. Easy to trim. Height supplied approximately 25 cm.
Make sure the root of the Parthenocissus tricuspidata 'Veitch Boskoop' is well-moistened by soaking it in a bucket full of lukewarm water overnight. Prepare a suitable hole in a moist well-drained soil. Plant the Virginia Creeper at the right depth in the hole. The top of the root should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. The Virginia Creeper grows well in regular garden soil and requires minimal maintenance. Are you planting this vine close to the wall? If so then the soil may need attention and can be improved with compost or fertilized garden soil if necessary. Place the vine in full sunshine or semi-shade.The Virginia Creeper is a climbing plant
The growing power of Parthenocissus tricuspidata 'Veitch Boskoop' is quite strong. Within a short time, this beautiful climber will cover your entire wall. Its young aerial roots are like tiny suction cups, which allow the plant to cling to walls and fences. You do not need to attach the stems as the Virginia Creeper is a self clinging climber. This climber grows wonderfully on a pergola and is also versatile as a ground cover.
The Parthenocissus tricuspidata 'Veitch Boskoop' has very beaytiful leaves. That are divided into three points and are a glossy green colour. The leaves of the Virginia Creeper are very decorative in autumn when they boast striking yellow and orange hues. This exuberant wild vine can climb up to 6 metres high.
You can prune the stems of the Parthenocissus tricuspidata 'Veitch Boskoop' every year in spring. Pruning is very well-tolerated. The Virginia Creeper has small suction-like cups which can damage paint. Keep this vine away from frames and other woodwork. Walls can easily be covered with this beautiful foliage plant. Put a layer of compost and some garden fertilizer around the base of the Virginia Creeper during the spring.