virginia creeper - Knowledgebase Question

denver, co
Question by donald_d_ell
October 26, 2005
I'm thinking of planting a virginia creeper against the west side of my house (stone face)and behind some barberry plants.

I know it grows high. Will I be able to easily control its height/breadth by pruning? Will it impede the barberry plants?

Thanks for your response.


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Answer from NGA
October 26, 2005

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Once established, virginia creeper is a vigorous grower. You can keep it in bounds with annual pruning, but don't forget to keep it trimmed back or it will overtake everything in its path. I have a virginia creeper in a bed with euonymus and star magnolia. I keep it trimmed and it has yet to threaten the other plants. I think you'll have good results, too.

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