Vines and Climbers forum: Virgina Creeper

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AuntSissy
Jul 10, 2013 4:32 PM CST
Hi! I'm brand new to this forum. Thanks for letting me join!

Has anyone had any experience with a Virginia Creeper vine? I'm thinking of letting it grow over a satellite dish gazebo. Thanks for your input.
Name: Joseph
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Gerris2
Jul 10, 2013 8:53 PM CST
I have no experience growing it but I've seen its impressive / massive vines in areas where it grows wild on its own.
Name: woofie
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woofie
Jul 11, 2013 9:31 AM CST
I understand it can be a bit obnoxious in some areas, like Florida. It's definitely quite attractive, tho. Have you looked at the photos in the database?
Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)
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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
Jul 11, 2013 2:07 PM CST
I was trying not to use the ā€Iā€ word hahaha - I like obnoxious, however, it works well.
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woofie
Jul 11, 2013 2:14 PM CST
Well, actually I started to use the "I" word, but decided it wasn't necessarily appropriate, given we don't know whereabouts AuntSissy is located. Smiling
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AuntSissy
Aug 14, 2013 2:43 PM CST
Thanks everyone for your messages. I'm in Southern Idaho where it is dry. Yes, I've looked for photos of the Virginia Creeper. I'm planning on planting the creeper behind a satellite gazebo that isn't up yet. I'm thinking that it will make a nice over for it.

Thanks for the welcome everyone. I don't have convenient access to the Internet, so my posts are sporadic. Smiling
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Xeramtheum
Aug 14, 2013 9:40 PM CST
It's definitely obnoxious in Florida and other Southern states and yes very invasive in the right climate and impossible to get rid of once it has established itself. I did a quick check of your states invasive plants list and it's not on there so you should be ok.
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