Boston Ivy

Parthenocissus tricuspidata

An incredibly fast-growing, semi-deciduous vine that anchors itself with suctioning disks at the end of climbing tendrils, building a dense, uniform wall of foliage. Glossy emerald green leaves transform to shades of bright red and purple, and small dark blue-black berries emerge with the arrival of fall and cooler weather. Provide support, and this vine will quickly cover any surface, or let sprawl as groundcover to blanket unsightly areas.


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Boston Ivy

Parthenocissus tricuspidata
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Deciduous / Evergreen

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Light Needs


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Special Features


Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.