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Sevenleaf Creeper Parthenocissus heptaphylla

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Ampelopsis heptaphylla
  • Psedera heptaphylla
  • Vitis heptaphylla
Phonetic Spelling
par-then-oh-SIS-us hep-tuh-FILL-uh
Description

The Sevenleaf Creeper is a deciduous vine or creeper native to Texas.  In its native habitat, it can be found climbing on vegetation in rocky or sandy soils in woods and river bottoms.

The dark green leaves develop into showy crimson to scarlet for your fall colors.

 

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Tags:
#deciduous#drought tolerant#native perennial#deer resistant#naturalizes#native vine#naturalized area#vine#perennial vine#pollution tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#drought tolerant#native perennial#deer resistant#naturalizes#native vine#naturalized area#vine#perennial vine#pollution tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Parthenocissus
    Species:
    heptaphylla
    Family:
    Vitaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Texas
    Wildlife Value:
    Birds are attracted to the berries. Also attracts bees.
    Play Value:
    Attracts Pollinators
    Screening
    Textural
    Wildlife Food Source
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Vine
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Climbing
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8a, 8b, 9b, 9a, 10a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Blue
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    Small blue-black berries.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Corymb
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Small, inconspicuous flowers.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Smooth
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Oblanceolate
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    The stems are brown when mature.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Slope/Bank
    Walkways
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Songbirds