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Boston Ivy, Veitchii   /   Parthenocissus tricuspidata Veitchii

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Veitchii Boston Ivy - Parthenocissus tricuspidata 'Veitchii' (latin)

Area of origin: Europe.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 15m (49,2'), width up to 10m (32,8').
Foliage: Deciduous, shiny green then red in autumn.
Soil Type: All.
Hardiness: Hardy to -15°C.
Exposure: Shade to full sun.
Plantation density: 4 / m².


Properties and uses:
The Boston Ivy 'Veitchii' is a climbing plant, not aggressive to its support on which it is going to cling thanks to its tendrils. It is ideal to cover up a wall, a fence, a pergola or even used as a ground-cover. The Boston Ivy 'Veitchii' has extremely decorative, deciduous foliage; in the spring, the young leaves are purple, then turn green, and in the autumn they take on red to crimson tints. It blossoms at the beginning of summer in panicles of small, full of nectar flowers which attract bees. With its medium growth, the Boston Ivy requires an annual pruning in February-March to cut back its branches or keep it to size.
To cover up a wall or a fence, one plant every 2.5 metres is sufficient.

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