Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)
This plant is a deciduous vine plant that have leave arranged in groups of five. Because is it a vine, it can grow along vertical surfaces such as walls, fences, telephone poles, and other trees. It is a fast growing plant.
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|This plant can grow in a wide range of soil types, and can grow in full sun or partial shade; The soil should be well drained; Because it is such a fast growing plant, you may need to trim it regularly to ensure that it does not expand to places you do not want it to grow||The biggest issue for this plant is that it does grow quickly and is difficult to remove; It will also grow on other trees where it can cause damage by casting shade on the tree’s leaves and blocking their ability to do photosynthesis; The berries on the plant can be poisonous to children or dogs; Skin contact with any part of the plant can cause skin irritation||The fruit is usually present in the early fall (September through October) but should be handed with garden gloves to prevent skin irritation||It varies by location but can grow up to 50 feet long||This plant is frequently used as a ornamental plant as groundcover, or to cover building walls or fences; It also can be used for erosion control when planted at the base of a hill|