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Virginia Creeper vs Hoopsii Spruce

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Picea pungens Hoopsii

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Virginia Creeper
Hoopsii Spruce

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.

The Hoopsii Spruce is a cold-hardy variety that has attractive silvery-blue foliage. It is a dense evergreen tree with a distinctive pyramidal form. The needles are highly ornamental and retain their color throughout the winter, which allowed it to win the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.

The Hoopsii Spruce, is a Blue Spruce cultivar and is popular due to being relatively low-maintenance and having a high pollution tolerance.

VIRGINIA CREEPER QUICK FACTS

HOOPSII SPRUCE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 0.3 m (1.0 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: any
Light: full sun
Fall colour: red and purple
Berries: small hard purple berries
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Suckering: high
Suckering: none



Toxicity: berries are toxic, leaves irritate skin


Other Names: five-finger, five-leaved ivy
Other Names: colorado hoopsii spruce