Well contrary to what that link says about it taking on a tree and
eventually killing it, I dunno. I have a lot of Virginia Creeper on my
place and lots of pines and Oaks and a lot of my pines have VC in it,
as well as a lot of VC growing in and around the shrubs around my
house which consists of Gardenia, Nandina, and Azaleas, and have never
had a problem with choking back a tree or causing any harm. I used to
rip it all out just to prevent having problems until I was told to let
it go, it seems to keep itself in check fairly reasonable. Last VC
vine I ripped out was well over 15 years ago, and my place while I
have a lot of it, and it looks good, is not over run by any means.
My zone is ideal for its growth........south central Alabama.
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Your original post and subsequent threads have led me to discover that I,
too, have been battling this vine.
It has to compete with wild grapes and honey suckle in climbing up some
Japanese hetzis (sic) in my back yard.
It is relatively innocuous and I do not cut it unless it starts climbing
Sorry to be a pain, but maybe it isn't a Virginia Creeper after all. The leaf
on my vine has 7 points and looks like a seven-pointed maple leaf without the
jaggedness. Each leaf is about 6 inches long and 4 inches wide. Somebody id'd
it over the phone as a VC, but maybe it isn't !
Thanks for your patience,
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