Often referred to as the Virginia creeper. If you want to get the best ever autumn colour (and that's kind of why you grow it) plant it in partial or full shade. It's big, growing up to 40ft/12m if you just leave it.
It has inconspicuous green flowers that are sometimes followed by berries in autumn. Doesn't need hard pruning but if you want to keep it to a particular size it needs a bit of a clip. Prune in early winter but clip it if needs be in summer.
IF IT HAS A GREEN TRAFFIC LIGHT
Hardy anywhere in Britain below approximately 1000ft (300m)
This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.
Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.
General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.
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