Boston ivy is a deciduous vine that climbs by short tendrils branching with terminal sucker-like holdfasts or sticky discs and is commonly used as a ground cover. If there isn't enough vertical support, the plant will spread across the ground. When the leaves transition from green to burgundy in the fall, they give excellent fall colour. The 3-foliate leaflets lack tendrils and resemble poison ivy in their juvenile state. This plant tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, thrives in both full sun and partial shade, and is resistant to wind, pollution, and salt. Bees are drawn to this plant.
Botanical Name : Parthenocissus tricuspidata
Common Name : Boston Ivy
Height : 30 ft
Spread : 15 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 60 days cold moist stratification
Hardiness zone : 5+
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 875