Virginia creeper in pot

dsingh95dsingh95 Harrogate Posts: 20

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Hi guys hope all are well! 
I’ve purchased a Virginia creeper to creep up a wall, I’ve had to put it in a pot as there is no soil beneath the wall, I’ve had the plant for 3 weeks now and I cannot see any growth whatsoever! The pot is 50cm in height, and the plant is around 60cm tall at the minute. 
Has anyone grown a Virginia creeper in a pot? 
Do they grow well in pots? 
Is there anything I can do to speed it up? 
Any helps/tips/advice would be great! 
Many thanks x 

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  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge South LondonPosts: 400
    A good place to start with cultivation advice is the RHS site...as a plant it's famously vigorous...as such not really recommended for growing in pots. 

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/12349/parthenocissus-quinquefolia/details
    To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow
  • I have been growing mine in a large pot as well for the last month and frankly it’s close to dead already. My partner has also been growing one in a pot and sadly it’s also not been doing well. I am continuing to water and feed mine but really deep down I know I’m just waiting for it to die off and I’m already searching for plants to take its place. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 25,293
    They won't thrive in a pot. It's that simple. 
    If you can't get it in the ground, or build a giant container for it, give it to someone and find soemthing else.
    There are plenty of clematis that would grow in containers, but any potted plant needs extra care, compared to when it's in the ground.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • dsingh95dsingh95 Harrogate Posts: 20
    Fairygirl said:
    They won't thrive in a pot. It's that simple. 
    If you can't get it in the ground, or build a giant container for it, give it to someone and find soemthing else.
    There are plenty of clematis that would grow in containers, but any potted plant needs extra care, compared to when it's in the ground.
    Thank you for that! Would you say a clematis would creep up the wall even if I keep it in a pot? 
  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 309
    You have to remember that whatever you grow in a pot will not reach maximum growth because the roots are restricted.
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 25,293
    A clematis will need support - trellis, or wires on vine eyes. Most will need a bitof help initially, andit will also depend on the type as they have different pruning regimes. Many are suitable for pots, or conditions which are drier. 
    Take a look at some of the specialist clematis sites - Taylor's, Thorncroft or Hawthorne's.
    They have a huge selection and you can pick something that will suit the aspect and climate you have.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • nicktennickten Posts: 31
    I had some luck in the old house with a Virginia Creeper grown in an old galvanised water tank but it was a about 50x100 cm and 100cm deep. Still never achieved full greatness.
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