One of the most popular of all vines for screening, from fences and arbors to homes and buildings; very attractive three-lobed leaves turn orange and red in fall, small dark blue berries; self-clinging, very tough and adaptable Boston Ivy has dark green foliage throughout the season. The serrated lobed leaves turn an outstanding red in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. Boston Ivy is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous woody vine with a twining and trailing habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition. This woody vine will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics. Boston Ivy is recommended for the following landscape applications; Hedges/Screening General Garden Use This woody vine does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America.
- Mature Height: 40 feet
- Mature Width: 24 inches
- Sunlight: Sun, Part Sun
- Soil Conditions: Generally Dry, Moist (Typical)
Plants are constantly growing, ever-changing, and therefore unique. The plant you receive may vary from the photo, but rest assured, holds the same glorious potential!