Popular throughout history where it adorns the facades of historic buildings, this fast-growing, self-adhesive climber provides seasonal interest as its foliage transforms from purple to green before becoming red and bronze in autumn. Deciduous – when grown as a green wall it readily shades in summer, but allows brickwork to heat up again in winter when it’s needed most. Readily identified by the five rounded leaves that make up its compound leaf. This American native vine is undeniably easy to grow and can be used as a ground cover if needed.
Easy to grow, plant in full sun or part shade against a wall, fence or trellis. Avoid planting near trees where it may climb and compete with the host tree. Tolerant of most soils, dry periods, coastal conditions and full shade, clip regularly to control rampant or unwanted growth.