Parthenocissus tricuspidata

Botanical Name: Parthenocissus tricuspidata

Phonetic: Par-then-O-Sis-us/Par-then-O-Kiss-uss TRY-Kusp-i-dah-tuh

Common Name(s): Boston Ivy

Family: Vitaceae
Origin: China, Japan
Plant Type: Vine, semi-evergreen in warm winter climates
Persistence: Deciduous

Leaf Type: Palmately divided with 3 leaflets
Leaf Color: Glossy green with pointed lobes
Fall color: Yellow, orange, red
Texture: Coarse
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: Insignificant/Spring and summer/June and July
Flower Color(s): Insignificant/greenish-white

Exposure: Full sun to part shade
USDA: 4-8
Climate Zones(s): 1-9, 14, 16-24
Growth Rate: Fast                                
Height: 50-75 Feet
Spread: 5-10 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium/2
Soil: Average, medium to well-drained soils
Pest/Diseases: No serious problems, mildews, leaf spots, canker, wilt, beetles, leaf hoppers

Features: Low maintenance, aggressive growth habit, creates a pleasing layered pattern, brilliant fall colors, can damage walls and very difficult to remove
Uses: Brick and stone buildings, ground cover, naturalize, large trellises, arbors, fences, large trees, erosion control

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