Virginia creeper has high wildlife value providing cover for many small mammals in addition to many benefits for birds. Small mammals will also feed on the fruit.
Virginia Creeper can be used as a climber that does not need support or as a ground cover.
‘Monham’ (Star Showers®) (probably the same as ‘Variegata’) – only common cultivar, variegated, leaves wildly splashed with sectors of white, cream and green. The foliage can have a pinkish cast, as well, not as vigorous as species.
Virginia Creeper – USDA Plant Fact Sheet
Virginia Creeper – Missouri Botanical Garden
Virginia Creeper – University of Connecticut Plant Database
Recommended for Wildlife by
The Audubon Backyard Bird Watcher by Burton & Kress
Songbirds – FS613
Twelve Ways to Design a Bird-friendly Garden – Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
10 Plants for a Bird Friendly Yard – National Audubon
Landscaping to Attract Birds – Baltimore Bird Club
Bringing Nature Home by Tallamy