Boston Ivy, Japanese Ivy Parthenocissus tricuspidata Veitchii - Ampelopsis tricuspidata 'Veitchii', Acer nikoense 'Veitchii'

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Botanical Name:

Parthenocissus tricuspidata Veitchii









Common Name:

Boston Ivy, Japanese Ivy

40-60 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: an alternate treatment is to bury the seed in snow for 50 days. can be fall sown without stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* Parthenocissus tricuspidata is a flowering plant in the grape family ( Vitaceae ) native to eastern Asia in Japan , Korea , and northern and eastern China . Though unrelated to true ivy , it is commonly known Japanese creeper , Boston ivy , Grape ivy , Japanese ivy , and woodbine (though the latter may refer to a number of vines). more...
* Resembles Virginia Creeper except that 5" leaf is 3-lobed and shinier. It can grow 10' a year or more, is often scarlet in fall and has blue berries hidden beneath foliage. It is popular with birds and native to eastern Asia. more...
* Plants are very tolerant of trimming and can be cut right back to within 1 metre of the base if required to rejuvenate the plant[202]. Any pruning is best carried out in the spring. more...

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Parthenocissus tricuspidata (Siebold & Zucc.) Planch.
Boston ivy

Duration Perennial
Growth Habit Vine
Native Status L48 (I), CAN (I?)
Federal T/E Status
National Wetland Indicator
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio High
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous Yes
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Green
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Dark Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Porous
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Medium
Fruit/Seed Color Black
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
Growth Form Single Crown
Growth Rate Rapid
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 2.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability Yes
Shape and Orientation Climbing
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils No
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance None
Cold Stratification Required Yes
Drought Tolerance Low
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance Low
Frost Free Days, Minimum 110
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use High
pH, Minimum 5.0
pH, Maximum 6.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 1700
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 4800
Precipitation, Minimum 35
Precipitation, Maximum 60
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 14
Salinity Tolerance None
Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -28
Bloom Period Early Summer
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall
Fruit/Seed Persistence Yes
Propagated by Bare Root Yes
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container Yes
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings Yes
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 14000
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Medium
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Rapid
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes
Palatable Browse Animal Low
Palatable Graze Animal
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Low
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
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