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PlantFiles: Boston Ivy
Parthenocissus tricuspidata 'Green Showers'

Family: Vitaceae (vee-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Parthenocissus (par-then-oh-KISS-us) (Info)
Species: tricuspidata (try-kusp-ee-DAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Green Showers

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Alpines and Rock Gardens

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

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USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
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Grown for foliage

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From leaf cuttings
From woody stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive marcraine On May 14, 2010, marcraine from Fort Worth, TX wrote:

This is a wonderful vine. It is very similar to the typical Boston Ivy, but the leaves are MUCH LARGER, giving it a more whispy feel. The leaves are a LIGHTER GREEN than the typical Boston Ivy, making it always look fresh. It is NOT as colorful in the Fall. It leafs out very early in Spring. Same growing conditions as typical Boston Ivy. I have been very pleased with it and will never plant any other vine for full sun/partical shade. I have been able to control growth upwards by just gently pulling it off house or fence with a rake and just letting what pulls off hang loose, or if I can reach it, I clip it off. The bear vines in winter make a beautiful pattern on house or fence.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Plattsmouth, Nebraska
Riverdale, New Jersey
Fort Worth, Texas
Lamesa, Texas

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