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Parthenocissus henryana

Chinese virginia creeper

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  • Botanical name: Parthenocissus henryana
  • Common name: Chinese virginia creeper
  • Family: Vitaceae
  • Plant Type: Climber, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Green

Foliage colour:

Green

The Chinese Virginia creeper, Parthenocissus henryana, is less vigorous than other Virginia creepers, and is therefore better suited to growing in small gardens. It can be useful for covering a north-facing wall, although its autumn colour is more dramatic with a little sun. Leaves are delicate, with a velvety texture and silvery-white veins. In auumn it becomes a fiery crimson, which is complemented by blue-black berries. 

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Grow Parthenocissus henryana in fertile, well-drained soil in partial shade. It’s self-clinging but may need some help to get started, so tie in to netting or trellis until established. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it the Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

How to grow Parthenocissus henryana

  • Plant size

    9m height

    3m spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Sow

Do not Sow in January

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Do Sow in September

Do Sow in October

Do Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does not fruit in July

Plant does not fruit in August

Plant does fruit in September

Plant does fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

Parthenocissus henryana and wildlife

Parthenocissus henryana has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Parthenocissus henryana poisonous?

Parthenocissus henryana has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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