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Virginia Creeper vs Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla)

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Dasiphora fruticosa syn. Potentilla fruticosa

Virginia Creeper
Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla)

Virginia Creeper is a fast-growing, climbing vine. Its root-like tendrils attach themselves to any non-smooth surface, even brick, but will also grow as a ground cover.

Virginia Creeper makes a beautiful ornamental plant for your garden; its attractive foliage turns from green to deep red in the fall. Birds will love its red berries.

Shrubby Cinquefoil is a small, deciduous flowering shrub. This hardy species is densely covered with leaves and produces pale to bright yellow buttercup-shaped flowers terminally on the stems.

Flowering typically occurs from early to late summer. Shrubby Cinquefoil is a popular ornamental shrub choice and is capable of growing on a variety of sites.

VIRGINIA CREEPER QUICK FACTS

SHRUBBY CINQUEFOIL (POTENTILLA) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 1a
Height: 0.3 m (1.0 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: red and purple
Fall colour:
Berries: small hard purple berries
Flowers: bright yellow buttercup-shaped flowers
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium



Toxicity: berries are toxic, leaves irritate skin




Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no