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Botanical name: Parthenocissus tricuspidata
Other names: Boston ivy, Japanese creeper, Japanese ivy
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: Green, Insignificant or absent, Yellow in Autumn
Foliage: Green in Summer; Red, Purple in Autumn
Toxicity: Berries can caused upset stomach if ingested
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Specific diseases: Leaf spot
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...
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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