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Parthenocissus tricuspidata (Boston ivy)

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
15m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
12m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
5-10 years
To maturity
Toxic - Berries can caused upset stomach if ingested
Toxic - Berries can caused upset stomach if ingested
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name: Parthenocissus tricuspidata

Other names: Boston ivy, Japanese creeper, Japanese ivy

Genus: Parthenocissus Parthenocissus

Species: P. tricuspidata - P. tricuspidata is a very vigorous, self-clinging, deciduous, climbing ivy with leaves which turn brilliant crimson and purple in autumn. Sometimes inconspicuous flowers and dull-blue berries.


Parthenocissus tricuspidata is: Deciduous

Flower: Insignificant or absent, Yellow, Green in Autumn

Foliage: Green in Summer; Red, Purple in Autumn

Habit: Climbing

Toxicity: Berries can caused upset stomach if ingested

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Glasshouse red spider mite , Vine weevil Glasshouse red spider mite , Vine weevil

Specific diseases: Leaf spot Leaf spot

General care

Pruning: Prune in early winter, but will also tolerate summer pruning if needed. Pay particular attention to stems that are encroaching on windows, guttering or roofs.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Hardwood cuttings, Layering. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Parthenocissus tricuspidata (Boston ivy) will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 12m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: Foliage only, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation: Plant in in any fertile, well-drained soil. Best autumn colour in shade or part shade.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Shade, Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Parthenocissus tricuspidata

Other names: Boston ivy, Japanese creeper, Japanese ivy

Genus: Parthenocissus Parthenocissus

Species: P. tricuspidata - P. tricuspidata is a very vigorous, self-clinging, deciduous, climbing ivy with leaves which turn brilliant crimson and purple in autumn. Sometimes inconspicuous flowers and dull-blue berries.


Parthenocissus tricuspidata is: Deciduous

Flower: Insignificant or absent, Yellow, Green in Autumn

Foliage: Green in Summer; Red, Purple in Autumn

Habit: Climbing

Toxicity: Berries can caused upset stomach if ingested

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Specific pests: Glasshouse red spider mite , Vine weevil

Specific diseases: Leaf spot

General care

Pruning: Prune in early winter, but will also tolerate summer pruning if needed. Pay particular attention to stems that are encroaching on windows, guttering or roofs.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Hardwood cuttings, Layering. REGISTER to read more...


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Parthenocissus tricuspidata (Boston ivy) will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 12m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: Foliage only, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation: Plant in in any fertile, well-drained soil. Best autumn colour in shade or part shade.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Shade, Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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