Parthenocissus vitacea (Fr: vigne vierge commune | En: Thicket creeper)
Woodbine is an excellent choice for growing next to structures. Unlike related species virginia creeper, this species does not regularly root from the vine and is thus a safer choice for achieving the ivy look.
Alternatively it can become a ground cover in shaded areas if allowed to sprawl.
It supports a huge range of invertebrates and birds who rely on these berries as a source of winter food.
Growth habit: Large vine
Sun requirements: Full sun, part sun
Moisture requirements: Mesic, Variable
Soil requirements: Variable