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Virginia Creeper vs Nannyberry

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Viburnum lentago

Virginia Creeper
Nannyberry

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.

Nannyberry is a hardy shrub known for attracting wildlife. Its clusters of white flowers and tasty berries are suitable for bees, birds, and other animals.

Nannyberry is also used in urban yards and landscaping. This shrub makes a beautiful ornamental and is small enough to grow underneath power lines. Its berries can be eaten fresh or used in baking and preserves.

Makes a great hedge or privacy screen in an urban yard. Often has great red fall color to complement its spring flowers.

Note: Unfortunately this difficult to grow species is not currently scheduled to grow at TreeTime.ca. Perhaps try purchasing seed from SeedTime.ca and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.

VIRGINIA CREEPER QUICK FACTS

NANNYBERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 3a
Zone: 2b
Height: 0.3 m (1.0 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: red and purple
Berries: small hard purple berries
Berries: red to purple
Flowers: white
Bark: gray and scaly
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Suckering: high
Suckering: medium



Toxicity: berries are toxic, leaves irritate skin


Other Names: five-finger, five-leaved ivy
Other Names: sheepberry, sweet viburnum