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Some type of vine

Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:32 pm
by Nemi
This is a vine but I don't know what it is. I'm thinking I need to pull this up. .

Re: Some type of vine

Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:07 pm
by rainbowgardener
It is virginia creeper. It is a nice native vine. It will grow on a fence or trellis if you want it to, but it will also just spread on the ground as a ground cover. Flowers are kind of inconspicuous, but it gets berries that birds like and then it puts on a nice show of fall foliage color.

Re: Some type of vine

Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:43 am
by MarcP2
I agree with rainbowgardener. I have lots of virginia creeper in my woods where it is always a rich dark green. But see how pretty it gets when it has full sun in the fall.
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Re: Some type of vine

Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:04 pm
by Nemi
Wow! Love the color - very nice. I have some growing near my backyard fence. I think it would be nice to have it grow on the fence as well.

Re: Some type of vine

Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:05 am
by benali
Yep, Virginia Creeper. I've got some I planted on my back fence.

Advantages -- fast growing, good cover, fantastic fall color, easy to grow on fences etc needing cover

Disadvantages - no leaves in winter, just the naked vines. Also tends to spread so you gotta manage it if you don't want it running all over as the seasons go on.

I like creeper. It's a good alternative to Boson Ivy here in the midwest. Cheers.

Re: Some type of vine

Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:32 am
by Nemi
Thanks - I have some beginning to grow on my fence. I'm looking forward to the colorful display.

Re: Some type of vine

Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:39 am
by Juliuskitty
:eek: Just be careful, it is VERY allergenic.

Re: Some type of vine

Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:47 am
by Susan W
Beware! With your location, similar to mine in temps, can be the vine from he-l. Meaning it likes itself, alot. I am at low battle with one I thought to encourage, smarty pants turned dumb pants here. I haven't used R-Up, but tempted.

Re: Some type of vine

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:32 pm
by Nemi
Some of mine has changed color - beautiful :D just thought o would share...