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: can be fall sown without stratification.| an alternate treatment is to bury the seed in snow for 50 days
Looking for an easy-to-grow and fast-growing vine for your garden or outdoor space? Look no further than Parthenocissus tricuspidata 'Veitchii', also known as Boston Ivy or Japanese Ivy. This beautiful flowering plant is native to eastern Asia and can grow up to 10 feet or more in just one year! Its dark green leaves are 3-lobed and shinier than those of Virginia Creeper, and in the fall, they turn a stunning scarlet color. Birds love the blue berries that grow hidden beneath the foliage. Parthenocissus tricuspidata 'Veitchii' is easy to trim and can be cut back within 1 meter of the base to rejuvenate the plant. It's also popular with builders for its ability to significantly reduce cooling costs when used to shade masonry buildings. Whether you're looking to add a splash of color to your garden or cover a wall or structure, Boston Ivy is a hardy and low-maintenance choice that's sure to impress.