Parthenocissus quinquefolia Engelmannii also known as Virginia Creeper Engelmannii or American Ivy is a deciduous self-clinging climber with excellent autumn colour, that will add interest to an unsightly garden wall with its splendid foliage. The glossy coarse-toothed leaves, each with five ovate leaflets, emerge green and stay so until autumn, when the foliage turns to shades of warm orange and scarlet red. From June to July, the deep red stems of this attractive vine bear clusters of small green flowers that turn to fruit. The grape-like berries are inedible but add ornamental value to the shrub.
While vigorous and fast-growing, Virginia Creeper Engelmannii is one of the less invasive varieties of the species, so it will require less work to be restrained and kept tidy. Ideal if you want a relatively fuss-free climber that adheres well to buildings and structures but does not cause damage if kept in check.
**The colour in this image represents the foliage in autumn colour.**