Engelman Ivy Virginia Creeper
Great Native Vine Brings On The Fall Color!
- Native, Quick-Grower
- Stunning Fall Color!
- Easy Care
- Self-Clinging, No Need To Train
Americans have a love/hate relationship with Virginia Creeper. Some people feel that it is too aggressive and consider it an invasive species. (It isn't. It's native to the US, so it can't be considered invasive. Perhaps aggressive, but more on that later...) Some people can't get enough of it and love in clambering over their walls, fences and barns. (Yay, you people! We're about to preach to the choir.)
If you're in neither group and Virginia Creeper is new to you, then welcome to the wonderful world of this sweet vine!
Engelman Ivy is not a true ivy, but it is a spectacular vine. It is smaller leaved than other Virginia Creepers and not as vigorous (which is good for those people afraid that it will take over their yard). It has little pads that helps it cling really well to walls, fences and just about any flat surface. (Make sure that you plant it where you want it, because it doesn't like to give up its vertical space once it's taken it.)
Engelman Ivy is one of the most beautiful of the fall colored vines. It turns a rich burgundy in autumn, sometime with copper or bronze highlights. It will quickly (and we mean quickly) cover up an eyesore for you. Don't be afraid to use this beauty along a wooden fence or to stabilize the ground along a slope. Wildlife love its little purple berries and it is picturesque all year. A perfect backdrop for a bed of evergreens, you shouldn't be afraid to use this healthy native in your garden! Order yours today.
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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|Botanical Name||Parthenocissus quinquefolia 'Engelmannii'|
|Mature Height||30 - 50 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 - 3 feet|
|Soil Type||Any soil|
|Moisture||Water to establish|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
|Foliage Color||Red, green|
|Fall Color||Red, Burgundy / Purple|