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Boston Ivy or Virginia Creeper

 

Latin Name : Parthenocissus tricuspidata

Boston Ivy or Virginia Creeper

A true climber which holds itself to the walls of buildings and twirls its tendrils around supports, the Virginia Creeper or Boston Ivy is a rapid grower. In a matter of only 4 to 6 years it will reach the eves of a two story house. In my opinion, it is one of the very best plants to give a huge splash of autumn leaf colour.

Berries left for a while after leaf fall.

Boston Ivy clothing a large brick building

Typical Summer leaf colour