Parthenocissus quinquefolia 'Engelmannii' - Engelman's Ivy

Engelman's Ivy

Parthenocissus quinquefolia 'Engelmannii'

Also called American Ivy, Five Leaved Ivy

  • Small clusters of insignificant green flowers
  • Glossy, coarse-toothed, deep green leaves with five leaflets
  • Inedible grape-like berries form on deep red stems
  • Bronze-red fall colour
  • Not quite as vigorous as the species
  • Bloom Time: June to July



10-15 m

10-15 m

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Grows well in dry to moist soil, in full sun to full shade; its best fall colour is in full sun. In full shade, disk-like suckers may form to help the plant grow. Over time these can become unsightly on buildings. Under other conditions, it climbs with tendrils which are easily removed if necessary. One can prune the new growth in summer months, or once extreme cold winter temperatures are past, pruning back to 25 cm stubs. This may be necessary to restrain its vigorous growth and keep the desired shape.

Note: Care should be taken when removing this vine from a building as it could work its way under siding, grow into the mortar or ruin painted surfaces.