Parthenocissus (Boston Ivy, Virginia Creeper, Woodbine)

Parthenocissus ivies are primarily sought as a trailing ground cover lawn alternative that quickly creeps to cover areas (especially beneath large trees, to cover bald spots where grass won’t grow) with a maintenance-free carpet of beautiful foliage. They are also popular as a climbing vine (the roots attach to most surfaces: buildings, fences, trellises, walls, ...) and for topiaries.

Often used to brighten shady areas, Parthenocissus ivies are often grown as a climbing ornamental plant to cover buildings and reduce cooling costs. They are tolerant of drought and perform best when the soil dries out between waterings. Ideal for slopes, northern exposures and erosion control. They are tolerant of salt.

Other ivies:

  • Hedera algeriensis (Algerian Ivy)
  • Hedera colchica (Persian Ivy)
  • Hedera helix (English Ivy)

  • See photographs comparing average sizes of some bare roots and potted plants
    Product
    Parthenocissus quinquefolia {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
    $119.28 for 1 pack of 24 plants ($4.97 per plant)
    (Virginia Creeper, Woodbine) Outstanding blazing red fall color and aloe-green foliage in summer, this woody vine densely covers ground or walls (climbs up to 100'). Quick, indefinite spreader. ...
    In stock.
    Parthenocissus quinquefolia {50 Bare Root plants}
    $108.50 for 1 pack of 50 plants ($2.17 per plant)
    (Virginia Creeper, Woodbine) Outstanding blazing red fall color and aloe-green foliage in summer, this woody vine densely covers ground or walls (climbs up to 100'). Quick, indefinite spreader. ...
    Temporarily out of stock. Expected 08/01/2014.Email when available
    Parthenocissus tricuspidata {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
    $119.28 for 1 pack of 24 plants ($4.97 per plant)
    (Boston Ivy, Japanese/Grape Creeper) A sea of crimson in autumn, this woody vine spreads quickly and indefinitely to cover ground or walls. Mature prostrate height 6-8", can climb to 100'.
    In stock.
    Parthenocissus tricuspidata {50 Bare Root plants}
    $108.50 for 1 pack of 50 plants ($2.17 per plant)
    (Boston Ivy, Japanese/Grape Creeper) A sea of crimson in autumn, this woody vine spreads quickly and indefinitely to cover ground or walls. Mature prostrate height 6-8", can climb to 100'.
    In stock.