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can i grow virgina creeper against a fence or does it need to be a wall?? My fence is between my garden and my neighbour, so will it be ok to grow without it strangling his precious plants??



IN theory, you can grow it on a wooden fence, but you would need to support it till it starts self clinging. However, I would point out that this plant gets between 30 and 50 feet, so you'd have a real job on your hands trying to stop it spreading not only all over your garden, but all over next door's as well. Against a house wall, this plant will reach the roof very rapidly, so a 6 foot fence would be smothered rather quickly, with the plant looking for more areas to cover. It also spreads at the roots, through the soil, so the chances of it popping up under the fence next door are very high indeed. If I were you, I'd think again and choose a different, better behaved climber!

20 Apr, 2010


I think Bamboo has said it all - will definitely strangle your precious plants given half a chance. We removed the one from the front of our house when we got fed up of it climbing into the guttering and up the slate roof!

20 Apr, 2010


I would think twice before planting a virgina creeper, you may regret planting it.

20 Apr, 2010

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