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Toxicodendron radicans/Poison Ivy

Toxicodendron radicans / Toxicodendron radicans
Typical foliage of three leaflets
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Typical foliage of three leaflets

Foliage and flowers on a mature plant in mid summer

Foliage with a cluster of flowers in the background

Close-up image of foliage and floral buds

Autumn colored foliage can be a very attractive feature of this tree-climbing vine

Close-up image of autumn colored foliage.

"Leaves of three, let it be" is a safe way to treat poison ivy

Poison ivy growing in a border planting of liriope

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Scientific Name: Toxicodendron radicans
Common Name: Poison Ivy
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: High
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Autumn Color
Comments: Many people are terribly alergic to this vine. All parts have poisonous qualities for people who are alergic to poison ivy. Autumn color as seen in images above can be quite striking. Birds sow the seeds. Volunteers are common in a wide range of soil types and other growing conditions.