Virginia Creeper is a vigorous, deciduous climber, self clinging to walls or wood with small pads. Large 5 lobed deep green leaves turn brilliant shades of orange and wine-red in the winter. It is covered in small white flowers and is excellent for bees and insects in summer.
It thrives in many places other plants will not tolerate, and is equally at home growing as a ground cover as it is climbing a wall. For centuries, it has been used to cover unsightly walls or enhance a building façade, to reduce radiation from walls and insulate vertical walls. It is easy to control with the minimum of trimming several times per year.
Parthenocissus rarely does any damage to walls unless it is ripped off while alive. If it needs to be removed the main stems should be severed first and then allowed to dry, then they can be rubbed off without damaging the masonry.
Virginia creeper, is very similar to, but is less shade-tolerant than Boston Ivy and tends to bear more berries. Being so rampant and large, it's best suited to larger gardens.
We are a plant nursery in the Algarve specialising in dry mediterranean species. We propagate and grow our own stock in conditions they are likely to endure when they are planted out.
We grow plants that are adapted to the dry land conditions in Portugal and southern Spain, both mediterranean perennials and succulents.
We choose plants that require very little water and maintenance. We produce a range of dry land plants that are typical of the worlds mediterranean regions. These are available to order ready for planting in the wetter months of the year. Please order the plants you need and we’ll have them ready at the best time for planting.
To ensure your new plants adapt and establish quickly, we produce them in special anti-spiral root pruning containers and a range of fibre pots (no plastic waste) with our own tried and tested growing media.
Please note we have no retail outlet or garden centre and are not open to the public. For more information you can contact us here.
Plantas adaptadas à seca - produzimos plantas adaptadas às condições de Portugal e Sul de Espanha, tanto espécies mediterrânicas como suculentas.
Oferecemos uma gama de espécies típicas das zonas climáticas mediterrânicas em todo o mundo.