In the Garden
A popular and tough deciduous climber that looks great covering unsightly brick walls or grown over a trellis. Parthenocissus is a genus of about 10 species of deciduous tendril climbers found in the forests of the Himalayas, East Asia and North America. Most commonly they cling by tiny disc-like suckers on the end of their tendrils. They are fully hardy and can be grown in sun or partial shade.
Parthenocissus tricuspidata /Boston Ivy is set apart from the rest of the genus by virtue of having 3-lobed leaves as opposed to the commonly seen 5-lobes. Very vigorous, the Boston Ivy can grow to over 20 meters. Its leaves are up to 20cm in length are a bright green through the year turning to shades of red, purple and orange in Autumn.