Thursday, May 12, 2016

Parthenocissus tricuspidata 'Veitchii' aka Boston Ivy

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