Boston Ivy is a fast-growing vine. It does well on houses, trellis’ or even on the trunks of large trees. If you have a place you’d like covered in lovely green vegetation by a plant that is carefree and tolerant of just about any conditions, then this plant is for you. Imagine planting a Boston Ivy along an old shed. In no time at all you’ll have a vibrant green living wall where old paint used to present an eyesore. Plant an Ivy at the base of your mailbox and with a little easy pruning you’ll soon have a work of art that’s the envy of your neighbors. Boston Ivy is a woody vine that sends out tendrils that can grip onto surfaces. The glossy dark green leaves are attractive against almost any background, and the vine will even trail along the garden as a ground cover if you prefer.
Your Boston Ivy also has some hidden features that most people aren’t aware of. Incredibly tiny whitish flowers appear in the spring, and small black berries soon develop from them. Most people won’t notice either, but you will note the birds that come to sit in your ivy and partake of the feast you’ve provided them. In the fall your Ivy will turn a deep scarlet in preparation for the coming winter.
The Boston Ivy is truly an amazing plant. It can cover almost any surface quickly and with ease, and even adapts readily to pruning. Grow it inside or outside, on flat surfaces or upright on a wall. You can’t go wrong with a Boston Ivy.
- Family Parthenocissus tricuspidata
- Foliage Green
- Mature Spread 30 – 50 x 5 – 10 feet
- Soil Widely Adaptable
- Zones 4-8
- Moisture Widely Adaptable
- Mature Form 40 – 60 feet
- Growth Rate Fast Spreader
- Sun Exposure Full Sun – Full Shade
- Flower Color Green
- Fall Color Bright Red
- Flowering Date Spring