Parthenocissus tricuspidata 'Veitchii'

Boston ivy

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous climber

Feature

Autumn colour

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by John Glover, copyright GAP Photos (19207)

Plant details

This variety of Boston ivy has shallow-lobed leaves, creating a jagged appearance. The leaves change colour in autumn to a fiery purplish red. It makes a much more decorative plant for a wall or pergola than the normal species Parthenocissus tricuspidata, which has only plain three-lobed leaves. 'Veitchii' makes a good textured covering for any large sunny surface, and can even be used in a large garden as ground cover among shrubs, when it will root at each leaf joint and scramble over them.

Family: Vitaceae

Genus: Parthenocissus

Species: tricuspidata

Cultivar: Veitchii

Plant type: Deciduous climber

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Autumn colour

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 1800cm

Spread: 400cm

Time to plant seeds: September to November


Reader reviews

mollymax

IS THIS PLANT GOOD AND EASY FOR TAKING CUTTINGS I,M A GARDENER IN THE LEARNING STAGES AND LOOKING FOR A GOOD WALL COVERING PLANT


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