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we have a virginia creeper planted late last year 2009. at present it is dormant, when will we see evidence of growth and how big will it grow this year.

On plant Parthenocissus quinquefolia



You should see signs of life quite soon - check for little red buds. I don't know how big it'll gow in one year, but over time, they cover a large area; mine is about 40' along a stone wall and drapes down over it to a depth of 8 or10'. (It's on a wall above our stream!) It was inherited, so I don't really know how old it is. I love it - especially in the autumn. :-)))

1 Feb, 2010


After two or three years the root ball should be big enough to support it's normal yearly growth rate of about 2-3ft per year.

1 Feb, 2010


That makes sense, Fractal - so mine could be about 20 years old.

1 Feb, 2010


My virginia creeper never came into bud untile march so be patient. It would grow 3-4 feet per year. I pinched a couple of bits off a plant when I visited the garden centre and put them in water when I got home then potted them up, a year later I put the small plants in tiny holes my husband drilled near the house, couldn`t really find any soil down there but I put them in anyway, they must love lime because they are now 40 ft plus

3 Feb, 2010

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