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Parthenocissus tricuspidata Boston ivy, Japanese creeper
Japan, China; 5 - 10m
Planting position: Full sun or semi-shade.Protection from wind while young.Ideal for south-facing spots and areas with good summer rainfall.
Requires regular, thorough watering, keeping the soil moist through warm, dry periods.Well-draining soil.Spring applications of complete fertiliser.Shape pruning when necessary.
Propagate from summer semi-hardwood cuttings.
This self-clinging, deciduous climber is known for its attractive foliage, which turns from glossy green, to yellow and eventually shades of red during autumn. Small berries that are bluish-black follow insignificant flowers.