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Re: Bittersweet + Virginia creeper

Virginia creeper is not a problem here.  There is a bit of it, but
it is in no way invasive.  I think it is quite pretty, and have seen
it used very effectively on a fence and trellis.  The native vine
that sometimes destroys trees is the grape - but it is no way
as invasive and destructive as the Oriental bittersweet.

In a message dated 12/06/2004 3:20:24 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
cathy.c@insightbb.com writes:
Virginia creeper could be considered a nuisance, but it's all in where 
you put it and what you use it for. I've actually recommended it as a 
slope stabilizing groundcover in shade (they were actually considering 
English ivy!), and its Fall show is quite pretty.
On Sunday, December 5, 2004, at 07:39 PM, Andrea H wrote:

> Wow, you would think they would collect it. Maybe that should be put 
> out to
> the local garden clubs as a decorate AND save the environment message! 
> we
> have Virginia creeper here as a giant nuisance, but not nearly that 
> bad, and
> it too is quite pretty. I was astounded when I saw it for sale in some
> catalogs for northern nurseries, but again, it's all in where it's 
> growing.
> Fortunately, it's too salty here for Kudzu, hallelujah!
> A
> Andrea H
> Beaufort, SC

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