woodbine, Virginia creeper
Synonyms: Ampelopsis hederacea
Life Span: annual
Size: Height: to 40 ft
Fruit Color: blue
Noted for: Fall color
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.
Considerations: It should not be allowed to climb painted surfaces because this same adhesive-like material will bond to the surface and likely damage the paint . This plant can be overly aggressive and readily reseeds.
Propagation: Seeds, cuttings, layering.
Availability: Seed, Friends
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, loam
Fruits eaten by a variety of birds and small mammals. Also used for shelter.
Native Habitats: Dry-moist sites. Hammocks, riverine forests, coastal sites, flatwoods, thickets, disturbed woods.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in: