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Parthenocissus henryana

Chinese Virginia creeper

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous climber

Flower colour



Autumn colour



Skill level


Parthenocissus henryana

Plant details

The Chinese Virginia creeper is less vigorous than other Virginia creepers and can be useful for a north-facing wall in a small garden. Its foliage is more delicate as well, with a velvety texture and silvery-white veins and in the autumn the foliage turns fiery crimson and is accompanied by blue-black berries. The plant colours up best when grown in dappled shade. Plants are self-clinging but need some help to get started, so tie in to netting or trellis until established. Hardwood cuttings may be taken while the plant is dormant. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it the Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Vitaceae

Genus: Parthenocissus

Species: henryana

Plant type: Deciduous climber

Flower colour: Green

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Autumn colour

Sun exposure: Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 900cm

Spread: 300cm

Time to plant seeds: September to November

Time to take cuttings: December to February

Flowering period: June to August

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