Pruning of this vine

Asked June 8, 2017, 2:11 PM EDT

I don't know what the name of this vine is, but it is a vigorous grower! Can I prune it now? Is the a proper way to prune it?

Ramsey County Minnesota

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Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

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Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

Virginia creeper can handle lots of shearing. Cut off any broken or diseased stems. When the vine has grown to cover the space allotted for it, maintain its size by annual pruning of new growth. This plant is often considered a weed. This vine self seeds readily. Seedling can be controlled by cutting or pulling small patches. Hand dig smaller to medium-sized plants. Keep in mind that the berries are very poisonous to humans. Virginia Creeper is a vine climbing by means of holdfasts. It is sometime eatten by Japanese beetles. Flowers are inconspicuous, fruits are blue, and fall foliage is a striking red color. Has been suspected of causing skin irritation in a few people.