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Parthenocissus quinquefolia 'Engelmannii'

Also called American Ivy, Five Leaved Ivy


Parthenocissus quinquefolia 'Engelmannii' - Engelman's Ivy

More About Parthenocissus quinquefolia 'Engelmannii'

  • Insignificant, small clusters of green flowers
  • Glossy, coarse-toothed, deep green leaves with five leaflets
  • Inedible, grape-like berries form on deep red stems
  • Bronze-red, fall colour
  • Not as vigorous as the species
  • Bloom Time: June to July

Zone:

3

Height:

10-15 m

Spread:

2-3 m

Colour:

Green
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Engelman's Ivy Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows well in a dry to moist soil, in full sun to full shade; its best, fall colour is in full sun. In full shade, disk-like suckers may form to help the plant grow, over time these can become unsightly on buildings. Under other conditions, it climbs with tendrils which are easily removed if necessary. One can prune the new growth in summer months, or once extreme, cold, winter temperatures are passed, pruning back to 25 cm stubs. This may be necessary to restrain its vigorous growth and keep the desired shape.

Note: Care should be taken when removing this vine from a building, as it could work its way under siding, grow into the mortar or ruin painted surfaces.


Parthenocissus quinquefolia 'Engelmannii' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fast
Fast
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Berries
Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Climbing
Trailing

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Roadside planting
Naturalizing
Screening (privacy)