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Parthenocissus tricuspidata /Boston Ivy

Parthenocissus tricuspidata  / Parthenocissus tricuspidata
Late autumn berries on a mature vine
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Late autumn berries on a mature vine

Foliage and berries

Large wall covered with Boston Ivy in summer in Kentucky

Close-up of foliage in autumn

Large wall with clinging Boston Ivy in autumn

Red leaves of Boston Ivy in autumn

Red autum color

Clinging to a patio wall

Covering a narrow space on a wall

On wall of the Roosevelt home in Hyde Park, NY

Another view of Boston Ivy on house wall

A close view of the vine which has covered a privacy fence

Covering building wally by a court yard

Leaf arrangement so that each of them gets sunlight

On a Vancouver, Canada building

Planting after leaf-drop at the Reagan Library in California

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Scientific Name: Parthenocissus tricuspidata
Common Name: Boston Ivy
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Blue
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Autumn Color
Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: Grown on structures such as wall, trellis, fence and arbors. Has nice autumn color with leaves turning reddish-purple and persisting into winter. Many species of birds eat the seeds and spread them over wide areas. Seeds germinate readily and this plant is considered a weed or invasive plant in some part of the USA.