24 Replies to “Virginia Creeper: Growth”

  1. Such beautiful colors, Susan. I had some growing where we used to live but the Japanese beetles ate them to lace.

    1. The colours are subtle compared the the bright red I’d been expecting, but still lovely, as you say. These were growing along our regular walks when I was in Mississippi. I ‘stalked’ it for some time, until I realised this was as bold as it was going to get.

    1. I’m always wary that any leafy vine might be poison ivy. That doesn’t grow in North West England, so far as I’m aware, so I’ve never quite got the hang of it.

    1. I’ve often seen it on old buildings in England where it has more of a thick rug effect than a graceful curtain, like this plant.

  2. That is like Boston ivy, and colors well even in mild weather. It just does not need much chill. Boston ivy grows on freeway soundwalls to muffle sound and obscure graffiti. Virginia creeper is not as common, but might be a bit better behaved and refined. It just needs to be kept away from painted surfaces.

    1. I had imagined it would end up a bold red colour, but the leaves dropped soon after I took the pictures (around the time of the snow) without going much deeper than this.

  3. I’d be highly suspicious of anything named “creeper”. If only the wicked wisteria had not had such a wistful name, I might have been forewarned!

    1. I quite like wisteria, but it doesn’t seem quite so much of a thug in England. I associate it with beautiful old cottages that are large enough to wear the plant gracefully.

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