Parthenocissus tricuspidata - 'Veitchii'' - BOSTON IVY - Flame Red Foliage in Autumn. This Hardy Perennial Climber has been container grown so can be planted at any time of the year. We despatch WITH container so the roots are safe.
'Boston Ivy 'is not a plant which looks at its best when first purchased as a container grown vine. What you are buying is a root system which will reward you well. Also known as Japanese creeper, Grape ivy, Japanese ivy, or Boston ivy as its use for this in Boston, Massachusetts, United States has resulted in its popular alternative name. This usage is actually economically important because, by shading walls during the summer, it can significantly reduce cooling costs.
A vigorous, self-supporting climber with glorious red autumn colour. Suitable for any wall, fence or shed. The plant does not penetrate the building surface but merely attaches with adhesive pads.
The vine has dark green foliage and green flowers and black fruits which the birds enjoy. The foliage changes colour in autumn to a fiery red/purple .
Will grow in full sun or partial shade and is fully hardy.Will also grow on a north or east facing wall.
Size of plant supplied : 9cm pot grown and posted WITH pot so root system is protected
Height of plant supplied : from bottom of pot to top of foliage approx 20cm
Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: humus-rich, moist, well drained soil or multi-purpose compost and feed well
Growth rate: fast-growing
Flowering period: June to August
Flower colour: Purplish green
Hardiness: fully hardy
Other features: Superb Autumn colour.
PRUNING: Only needs a tidy, removing any weak stems in mid-March and securing any stems retained to trellises you have provided. For detailed planting and pruning guide view www.climbingplantsdirect.com and view the climbing plant care guide.
FEEDING: we recommend 'Miracle Grow' - normal strength diluted - weekly from May to September.
Wildlife: attractive to beneficial garden insects.
1 x 9cm Pot grown Garden Ready Plant. We despatch WITH pot so root system is safe. Shooting well ready for planting. We are commercial growers of climbing plants and use 'Exemptor' to ensure your root system is strong and healthy and will establish well.
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