Burning Virginia Creeper

Virginia creeper is a great climber in my eyes! While it is not as showy and as colourful as other climbers I love the very dense foliage. It also has a great ability to completely hide walls behind a mask of twisting vines and dark green leaves.

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I always find the flowers on this climber fascinating and often they are over looked because they are so small. They are so small and then are often hidden among the leaves. Even when the flowers fade what is left behind is quiet interesting to look at too!

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The climber really comes into its own in autumn when the leaves burst into a flaming display of red burning leaves.

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Unfortunately I don’t think the leaves last long enough once they turn red. The first windy day seems to send all the leaves flying into the air like confetti. I guess this means I should enjoy them before they disappear for another year.

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