Hacienda Creeper, Parthenocissus x Hacienda Creeper, is a deciduous vine for an oasis area near your Tucson or Green Valley home. This is a self-climbing vine, requiring only your guidance to work its way up a trellis or fence. If you want it to climb a wall, it will need tying. This is a slow-growing plant, so be patient. It can eventually reach 25 feet in length. The flowers are light green, and not particularly showy.
The bright green, palmate leaves, turn red before dropping, provided there is enough cool weather. The Hacienda Creeper prefers some shade, and will suffer in full sun or on western exposures.
A moderate water user, this vine can be used to create a lush, tropical feel in and around a water feature. Like all vines, it can function as a deciduous ground cover.
Reference: Mountain States Wholesale Nursery and Gregg Starr Nursery Plant Info Sheet, 1999.