Boston Ivy

Climbing Plants

Anonymous added on January 22, 2018 | Answered

By Beverly Forehand "Lots of gardeners are attracted to the stately beauty of Boston ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata), but controlling this hardy plant can be a challenge both indoors and in the garden. If you’d like to incorporate this graceful, EVERGREEN plant into your garden ...." We are investigating the planting of Boston ivy around the house to soften it's appearance in Whangaparaoa (N. Auckland) According to wikipedia the plant is deciduous, can you please confirm if this is the case? Thanks Remo

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Answered on January 23, 2018

Boston ivy is deciduous like it's cousin Virginia creeper. English ivy is evergreen buy not a good candidate for climbing house walls. However, Boston ivy is heavily branched and these remain on the house and will, I believe, soften the look. Search for images of Boston ivy in winter to get a look.

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