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Virginia Creeper vs Blue Boy Clematis

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Clematis integrifolia Blue Boy

Virginia Creeper
Blue Boy Clematis

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.

Blue Boy Clematis is a cold-hardy, fast growing, woody climbing vine. Hundreds of stunning steel-blue bell shaped flowers adorn the vine throughout the summer that droop and appear to hang in the air. The fibrous stems spread and create a fan-like symmetry shape.

This species will do best with support from a trellis, fence, or even other shrubs or tree stumps.

The Blue Boy Clematis was developed in Manitoba, Canada in 1947 by famous breeder Frank L. Skinner by crossing C. integrifolia x C. viticella, but it didn’t gain popularity until the 1990’s.

VIRGINIA CREEPER QUICK FACTS

BLUE BOY CLEMATIS QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 3a
Zone: 2b
Height: 0.3 m (1.0 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 0.6 m (2.0 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Hybrid: yes
Fall colour: red and purple
Berries: small hard purple berries
Flowers: steel blue
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Suckering: high
Suckering: medium



Toxicity: berries are toxic, leaves irritate skin


Other Names: five-finger, five-leaved ivy