PLANTS OF VIRGINIA CREEPER - PARTHENOCISSUS QUINQUEFOLIA
Ornamental climber to cover walls, buildings and grounds. Wiidely used for its attractive leaves. It is useful to control erosion. The Indians of America used it against diarrhea and urinary problems. The berries are highly toxic for people but not for birds. Indeed it means a good autumn-winter food for them.
Deciduous climber up to 18m tall, with attractive green and palmated leaves turning reddish in autumn. Non edible small dark-blue berries.
It prefers humid, deep and compost rich soils.
Dig a hole at least two or three times as wide and deep as the root ball. Take out the plant from the container and loosen roots to allow them to spread out in all direction. Cut possible broken roots. Mix the soil extracted with a substrate and fill part of the hole with the mixture obtained. Place the plant in the hole and cover with the remaining mixture. Compact the soil around the plant and water thoroughly.