Once established, it is difficult to control, climbing onto, up or over everything it encounters including shrubs and trees. If problems develop in the future, is there potential for damage to structures or hazards for people? More on Miscellaneous from Mr. Smarty Plants, Question: September 03, 2004 — I have heard of sand, silt, clay, and loam, but what is caliche?view the full question and answer, Question: October 20, 2004 - I live in western Montana and have become quite fond of the flower known as indian paintbrush. Should I be concerned with Virginia creeper growing within my sycamore? Several ornamental varieties exist. I haven't seen virginia creeper hurting my trees much. If it does get into your yard you can control it with various herbicides such as 2,4-D (such as Weed-B-Gone ) or Roundup. The Virginia Creeper Is a Beautiful Plant. The potential damage results mainly due to competition between the vine and the tree. Virginia creepers are perennial woody vines that grow across the ground, along fences and up trees. The plants are obtainable at DIY markets, garden centres or tree nurseries. ANSWER: Virginia creeper will grow up any tree and most shrubs. The Virginia creeper vine sports gorgeous fall foliage. I have seen the Virginia creeper/woodbine girdle itself. Any time the vine encounters a tree, it begins to climb, anchoring itself into the bark with adhesive pads at the ends of its aerial roots. Virginia creepers, though, can be invasive if not regularly pruned. Virginia creeper will grow up any tree and most shrubs. It can also be found on the borders of clearings, on trees, along fencerows and I will be getting married this next July, and would like to incorporate the flower into my wedding; However, I was wondering if you knew who I could talk to about finding out if there is such a thing as a domestic look a like for this flower.view the full question and answer, Question: February 03, 2004 - I'm trying to find a source to buy seed or plants of rose gentian (Sabatia angularis). Left unattended, Virginia creeper can quickly overtake and even kill other desirable plants. Answer:Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper) will climb on anything in its general vicinity, but it is not as pervasive or invasive as, say, Vitis mustangensis (mustang grape). Ensure the point you cut is as close to the ground as possible. These are the iconic and supremely Houston operations weâll miss the most. Maybe there is another stem or a second type of vine climbing the tree. The vines can reach at least 50 feet in length. If the vine stem looks "hairy", as you say, it may be poison ivy and those hairs are air roots. Finally, girdling of the tree by the vine is possible, but usually the vine grows vertically and only gradually wraps around the trunk. It has small leaves, or leaflets, that grow in groups of five. Is there evidence of problems? We will analyze each of these materials: Mulch. The Virginia Creepers climbs up or along other plants, brush, trees, or supports nearby. Although the native Virginia creeper has the same vining and climbing habits as poison ivy, it has five palmately arranged leaves. Growing to over 50 feet on a host, Virginia creeper has five leaves and produces bluish black berries. A close relative of Boston ivy, the Virginia creeper can be used for ground cover or a climbing vine on stone walls and trellises, supported by its grasping tendrils. This is probably why the locust tree is dying. Do you know a source for seed or plants?view the full question and answer. The high acidity will kill it. Generally, it won't take over completely like the mustang grape, but it will climb the trees.