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Parthenocissus henryana (Silver-vein creeper)

Beginner
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1 hour care
per year
12m
Max height
4m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Parthenocissus henryana

Other names

Silver-vein creeper, Ampelopsis henryana, Vitis henryana, Chinese Virginia creeper

Genus

Parthenocissus Parthenocissus

Species

P. henryana - P. henryana is a self-clinging climber with velvety foliage (with white veins running down each leaf) turning bright red in autumn. Less vigorous than other Virginia creepers and can be used on a north-facing wall.


Parthenocissus henryana is: Deciduous

Habit

Climbing

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Green in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; White, Dark-green in Summer; Red in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Vine weevil Glasshouse red spider mite , Vine weevil

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Prune in early winter, but will also tolerate summer pruning if needed. Pay particular attention to stems that are encroaching on windows, guttering or roofs.

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Layering


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Where to grow

Parthenocissus henryana (Silver-vein creeper) will reach a height of 12m and a spread of 4m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Foliage only, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in in any fertile, well-drained soil in any aspect, although locating in full or partial shade will result in the best autumn colour.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Parthenocissus henryana

Other names

Silver-vein creeper, Ampelopsis henryana, Vitis henryana, Chinese Virginia creeper

Genus

Parthenocissus Parthenocissus

Species

P. henryana - P. henryana is a self-clinging climber with velvety foliage (with white veins running down each leaf) turning bright red in autumn. Less vigorous than other Virginia creepers and can be used on a north-facing wall.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Climbing

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Green in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; White, Dark-green in Summer; Red in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Vine weevil

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Prune in early winter, but will also tolerate summer pruning if needed. Pay particular attention to stems that are encroaching on windows, guttering or roofs.

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Layering


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Parthenocissus henryana (Silver-vein creeper) will reach a height of 12m and a spread of 4m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Foliage only, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in in any fertile, well-drained soil in any aspect, although locating in full or partial shade will result in the best autumn colour.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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