Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Flaming fall colour of Virginia Creeper

Photo by Barry Wallace

Kell Farm ~ Keele Street North ~ King City
Virginia Creeper festoons a fence-line on the Kell Farm, north of the 16th Sideroad.   Surprisingly, Virginia Creeper can grow to heights of 70 feet.   My copy of Tree & Shrub Gardening for Ontario (by Alison Beck & Kathy Renwald) states that Virginia Creepers " not require support because they have clinging rootlets that can adhere to just about any surface...".   They go on to point out that the fruits of Virginia Creeper are poisonous, so don't let children handle them.

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Barry Wallace

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