Parthenocissus tricuspidata ‘Veitchii’

(Boston Ivy)

By October 8, 2021
fall colored Parthenocissus Tricuspidata 'Veitchii', Boston Ivy growing up a wall

About Parthenocissus tricuspidata ‘Veitchii’ (Boston Ivy)

This deciduous climber is known as Parthenocissus tricuspidata ‘Veitchii’. More commonly known as Boston Ivy, this eastern Asian native features green lobed leaves that can grow up almost any supported surface. Growing between 3′ and 10′ per year and reaching an average mature landscape size of 30-45′ tall, this variety attaches itself with holdfasts or adhesive holdfasts, (also called sucker disks) located at the tendril ends. While spring welcomes inconspicuous flowers, during the fall season its green foliage transforms into shades of yellows, oranges, and reds before losing its leaves when colder temperatures arrive.

Planting and care instructions

Plant Parthenocissus tricuspidata ‘Veitchii’ using well-draining soil in an area that receives full to partial sun. This variety can tolerate full shade but grows best with some shelter from the daily sun. Water regularly to establish a healthy root system then reduce the frequency to weekly. As a quick grower, regular pruning may be required to contain growth to the desired area. To remove unwanted tendrils, prune back growth from the area, and depending on the surface, dissolve remnants of the sucker with a power washer or grit sandpaper.

Landscape design ideas

Parthenocissus tricuspidata ‘Veitchii’ is a great landscape design option to cover an unsightly fence, outline an entryway or fill in bare spaces in your landscape area to create a true cottage/rustic look.


Botanical Name: Parthenocissus tricuspidata 'Veitchii'

Common Name: Boston Ivy

Average Landscape Size: 30-45'

Plant Type: Deciduous

Bloom Color: Inconspicuous

Foliage Color: Green

Forms: Vine

Sizes: 1 & 5 Gallon

Special Features: Dramatic Color, Shade Tolerant, Waterwise, Tolerates Light Frost,