Parthenocissus quinquefolia 'Star Showers' '

Parthenocissus quinquefolia 'Star Showers' '

Description: A recent introduction from America, this variegated form of the popular climber has a strongly mottled variegation of green and cream on the large five lobed leaves which can look quite stunning. Though slower growing than the species it is still a vigorous climber so space needed to reduce the maintenance or regular trimming.

Uses: As a climbing plant suitable for a wall or a pergola as well as along a fence or even through a tree. Only partially self climbing so support is needed.

Climate/Position: Full sun or partial shade.

Height/Spread: Not as vigorous as the species but still likely to be 5 - 10 metres

Soil Requirements: Humus rich and moisture retentive soils. Tolerant of urban pollution.

Pruning: Prune as necessary at any time to control shape and size. Cut back to a strong bud and tie in new growth. Remove reverted (plain green) shoots if they appear.

Special Requirements: Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Additional Interest: The Trade name = 'Monham' Introduced by Monrovia Nurseries in 1996. quinquifolia meaning five leaflets referring to the leaf shape