Parthenocissus tricuspidata 'Robusta'
Description: A vigorous form of Boston Ivy, a deciduous climbing plant which is self-clinging and so needs no trellis or wires just a wall to attach to. The large dark green polished leaves are variable in shape and size and turn spectacular shades of crimson and red in autumn which always draws great attention. Sometimes inconspicuous flowers are followed by dull-blue berries.
Ensure a large surface area is available for the plant to climb and give a superb autumn show.
Climate/Position: Very tolerant of most sites - sun to partial or heavy shade.
Height/Spread: Up to 20 metres high and 10 metres spread and so providing a spectacular show on large expanses of wall.
Soil Requirements: Most soils tolerated.
Pruning: Best planted where a lot of space and no maintenance required. Otherwise may need cutting around doors/windows/gutters.
Special Requirements: When choosing and planting them, ensure there is space for this vigorous climber. Berries are poisonous if ingested.