Stands between the Thicket Creeper and the Engelmann Ivy. The plant is decorative and has gorgeous autumn colors, but its main value could be its vigor and growth height (up to 30 m!). It is suitable for high greening, for large pergolas, stair towers, grids, railings and walls.
(lat.: Parthenocissus quinqefolia)
Thicket creeper needs a sunny (full sun) to (semi-)shaded location; will develop more beautiful autumn colours in the sun. No particular soil requirements. Distance between plants: 4 - 8 metres.
Native to the eastern United States. This vine with tendrils (climbing shrub) and adhesive pads has a yearly shoot growth of 3 - 5 metres. Can also overhang / cascade like a bridal train. Very healthy foliage, appearing May - October. Has inconspicuous, tiny green-yellow flowers in early summer, then small deep-blue berries on very red stalks. Readily eaten by birds, followed by the birds' dark-coloured droppings which can stain hanging laundry or terrace decks. Summer and winter prune as needed to restrain the vigorous growth (branch formation). The plants are very easily shaped into any form. At times, pruning in late autumn is required to shorten the long shoots, followed by spur pruning as for grapevines.
Compatible with all types of rods, trellises, and cables. For compatible wire rope systems, see the chart below. Easy basic wire rope systems are good; medium systems are optimal; for high greenings > 5 m, heavy or even massive systems are recommended.
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