Virginia Creeper Missed Display And Looks Frost-Bitten In Fall
Question From: UTAH
Q: I have grown Virginia Creeper for years and have enjoyed its beauty all year. When my husband and I moved, we had a shared fence to cover. I planted VC because of its ability to grow quickly and produce lush coverage. The problem is that I cannot get this vine to an end of summer display. It is now the beginning of October and you would think that this is the most beautiful time for this vine. Not so with mine. My husband and I left town for two weeks at the end of Sept.; when we returned I found that my vine looks as if it was frost bitten. I don't remember my other VC ever going through this process. Is there another problem, like perhaps a neighbor with a over-active vegetation killer? Please give me your best advice. Perhaps I need a better fence solution; what do you think. Does VC ever frost kill in early fall?
Could be the herbicide damage, but could also be lack of water in a drought followed by a sudden frost. Lots of variables. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.