Page 1 of 1

My Virginia Creeper has no leaves

PostPosted: 20 Jun 2010 15:00
by Claire62
Hope you can help?

My Virginia Creeper which has covered my house for the last 20 years has no leaves this year. The few that it (less than a dozen) did produce curled up and died. Could the frost have killed all the new shoots????

Its south facing, and the main trunk is approx 10cm wide. So quite a big beast.

Is this the end of it????

Kind Regards


PostPosted: 21 Jun 2010 18:42
by gardening_guru
Hello Claire,

Strange one this, Parthenocissus are hardy climbers and such a mature specimen should certainly not have been troubled by last winter. They are also usually trouble free when it comes to pests and diseases. I think you just have to wait now and see if it produces any new foliage next spring.
You could try scraping away at the bark with a sharp knife in two or three places to see if it is still green under the bark, if it is, it is still alive.

Thank you

PostPosted: 21 Jun 2010 20:36
by Claire62
Just to say thank you for replying. Yes I think its a bit strange. I did wonder if it could have been vine weevil?

Ok, will do a scrape test tomorrow.

Kind Regards