Virginia Creeper Star Showers 1L

Parthenocissus quinquefolia Star showers

General description :

The Star Showers five-leaved ivy is a cultivar with very distinctive, ornamental leaves. They are green and white with pink colouring appearing in cold weather. Start Showers reaches 3-6 m in height. This Virginia creeper is especially useful for planting against walls but is also suitable for covering gazebos.

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General description

General description: The Star Showers Virginia creeper is a strong and undemanding vine that reaches a height of 3-6 m. It’s great for planting alongside walls, fences or arbours and gazebos. This five-leaved ivy grows well both in sunny and shaded locations.

Flowers

Flowers: Star Showers has small, yellowish-green flowers.

Blooming

Blooming: This Virginia creeper blooms in June or at the beginning of July.

Leaves

Leaves: Star Showers has palmately compound leaves consisting of five spotted, green and white leaflets that take on a pink shade during longer cold spells and turn red in autumn. Individual leaflets are up to 10 cm long and have a serrated margin.

Fruit

Fruit: This ivy’s fruit are small, purple berries. They ripen at the turn of August and September and are eagerly eaten by birds. Raw, unprocessed fruits are harmful to health or even poisonous.

CultivationRequirements

Cultivation requirements: Star Showers can grow in sun or partial shade. It has no special soil requirements. However, the specimens planted on a sunny position will take on a more intense scarlet colour in autumn.

Pruning

Pruning: The Star Showers ivy should be pruned in spring or summer. It is highly recommended to check whether vines haven’t occupied gutters and crept beneath roof tiling as early as March. Tendrils reaching such places should be removed. If thinning out or limiting the growth of the creeper is desired, pruning should be carried out in summer. Star Showers can be cut directly by the support, there is no need to detach tendrils first. Old and withered vines should be cut just above ground.

Overwintering

Overwintering: Fully frost resistant in the whole territory of Poland (hardiness zones 9a to 6a).

Origin

Origin: North America.

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Data sheet

evergreen
no
Flowering date
VI
VII
Fragrant flowers
no
Fruit ripening
August
September
Plant age
1

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