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.
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: Star Showers has small, yellowish-green flowers.
Blooming: This Virginia creeper blooms in June or at the beginning of July.
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: 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.
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: 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: Fully frost resistant in the whole territory of Poland (hardiness zones 9a to 6a).
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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 ...