Pot Size: 9cm
Plant Height (Inc. Pot): 25-35cm
Characteristics: Self clinging climber, uses tendrils like adhesive pads, spectacular red-purple foliage in autumn
Growth & Spread: Height 10m - 15m, Spread 2m - 3m
Flourishing Season: Flowering in June - August, Foliage from May - October
Water & Maintenance: Dry to medium, low maintenance, lots of pruning required
Call it Japanese Ivy, Japanese Creeper or Boston Ivy, this self-clinging climber can cover extensive areas quickly. It is a fast-growing deciduous woody vine that needs lots of pruning! A semi-evergreen vine with tendril-like ends that cling onto nearly every surface and sincerely are tough to remove, they usually end up ruining the paint.
Veitchii Boston Ivy can excellently cover old walls and the ground, to screen cover old pile of rocks and stumps in your backyard. It has glossy bright green foliage, usually three lobed leaves that turn striking red-purple in autumn and scarlet purple in fall.
Boston Ivy is known for this display of beautiful foliage though it bears inconspicuous tiny green-yellow flowers (only in early summers). The tiny flowers are followed by small blue-black berries that attract birds.
This climber can grow 1-2 metres yearly if handled with care. Boston Ivy needs enough space to spread and will not tolerate competition from nearby plants. It is hardy and can adapt to all soil types that are well-drained.
This Japanese Creeper loves full sun or shade, its autumn colours are even more dazzling in the sun. Pruning is really important to maintain Boston Ivy in order to keep the growth in bounds, or else it might damage the building gutters, shutters or wiring.
Tie in stray shoots and prune in autumn or early winter, even in summer if required.
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