parthenocissus tricuspidata

Parthenocissus tricuspidata

Parthenocissus is a deciduous vine known for its outstanding autumn color.  The most common species are P.quinquefolia, or Virginia creeper, and P. tricuspidata, or Boston ivy.  Both cling to surfaces by suction disks.  They can get as large as fifty to sixty feet, so be prepared to control size if necessary.  In our climate, they will appreciate some afternoon shade.  Moderate water is needed.