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Thursday, May 12, 2016
Parthenocissus tricuspidata 'Veitchii' aka Boston Ivy
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.