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Parthenocissus henryana, aka Chinese Virginia Creeper

Posted by coolplantsguy z6 Ontario (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 16, 12 at 8:38

Anyone grow this? Looks very interesting.


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RE: Parthenocissus henryana, aka Chinese Virginia Creeper

  • Posted by corrine1 7b Pacific Northwest (My Page) on
    Fri, Nov 16, 12 at 12:18

It's been a stunning vine that is very well behaved in our part shade backyard. When the leaves turn red in fall it's breathtaking next to yellowed oriental lilies. The leaves stay on until a hard frost then drop overnight and since they're not that large don't make a mess on the patio.

Corrine


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RE: Parthenocissus henryana, aka Chinese Virginia Creeper

LOOOOVE it but NH(not hardy) here z.5/6. Tried it anyway, long ago; lost it. For that color combo of dark moss/forest green and grey silver,see Cissus discolor, an annual here that i am trying to overwinter indoors this year.
best,
mindy
www.cottonarboretum.com/

Here is a link that might be useful: parthen. henryana


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RE: Parthenocissus henryana, aka Chinese Virginia Creeper

Very vigorous and beautiful...this year, I noticed that in addition to the red foliage, there were some blue berries as well :-)

parthenocissus


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RE: Parthenocissus henryana, aka Chinese Virginia Creeper

'Very vigorous and beautiful' - you can say that again. We have this up the back of our house which is 4 storeys high. We have to trim it twice a year to stop it getting into the roof and growing over the windows. I planted it about 23 years ago in a small gap in paving without any soil prep. Goodness knows where it gets its nourishment. It never sets berries here because I don't think we get enough summer heat. By the time it flowers it's too late. The leaf colour of dark green and silver is best in the shady parts. At the moment it is dropping its leaves outside the back door but I don't mind sweeping them up at all. The trunk is 18 inches circumference where is comes out of the ground. The picture shows the bottom of the vine outside the kitchen. Imagine a similar density of foliage for 3 more storeys.


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RE: Parthenocissus henryana, aka Chinese Virginia Creeper

That is an outstanding picture Flora. Thank you.

(Btw, by chance is that a Corydalis 'Lutea' in the bottom corner?)


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RE: Parthenocissus henryana, aka Chinese Virginia Creeper

Quite right, rouge21. It self seeds in our steps and walls.
Here's the base of the vine.


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