Virginia creeper on the house

Damien Bready asked 13 years ago
A510)We have recently moved into an ex-council house which is pebble dashed. I was considering planting a Virginia Creeper to cover the “ugly” appearance, however I have been warned against it due to the vigorous growth. Can you suggest anything more suitable that will easily grip to the pebble dash? Thanks in advance.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Virginia creeper is very vigorous and would need to be kept in check. You could use ivy, which is self-clinging, or a climbing rose or a potato vine, both of which require support.