Parthenocissus quinquefolia

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Woodbine, Virginia Creeper


Also known as Ampelopsis hederacea

Plant Specifics

Size:to 40 ft
Life Span:Annual
Fruit Color:Blue
Phenology:Deciduous. Blooms in spring. Fruits ripen in fall.
Habitats:Dry-moist sites. Hammocks, riverine forests, coastal sites, flatwoods, thickets, disturbed woods.


Recommended Uses:Allow to climb on trellis, trees, or building masonry. The tendrils of Virginia creeper are tipped with adhesive-like disks that gives the vine the ability of cementing itself to surfaces. Unlike many vines, these tendrils will not penetrate the surface of the masonry which can be detrimental to the structure. Can be used as a ground cover.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).
Soil/Substrate:Clay, Loam, Sand



Fruits eaten by a variety of birds and small mammals. Also used for shelter.

Pollinated by bees and other pollinators.  Bees documented visiting this species include Colletes nudus, Augochloropsis metallica, Megachile mendica, and Apis mellifera (honeybee) (Deyrup et al. 2002). 

Larval host for some sphynx moths.