Menu

My Burncoose

Search

0

Basket

Due to a fallen tree last Friday we will still be without telephones for Monday & Tuesday this week. Please email us if you have any queries. Thank you.

Cissus - Growing Guide

Growing Cissus striata – Ivy of Uruguay

(Ampelopsis sempervirens, Parthenocissus striata, Vitis striata)

This is a vigorous evergreen climber which produces clinging tendrils and can grow up to 30ft with some support on a wall or up through a mature tree. The palmate leaves are 1.5-3in across and composed of five dark green leaflets which are coarsely toothed at the points.

At Ventnor Botanic Gardens this plant grows up through huge evergreen Quercus ilex trees where its green flowers hang down in small cymes. These are followed by green grape or currant like fruits which turn black when ripe. It has performed similarly on a wall in the nursery.

With us this species of cissus has proved completely hardy unlike other South American species within this large genus which we have occasionally tried to grow.

At first sight it looks more like a vine than another separate genus and so its alternative names imply.

Images to follow.

 


Plants


Visit the Caerhays Castle website
Visit Burncoose House - Holiday Accommodation
Order the 2019 Burncoose Catalogue
Payment methods accepted
watch us on you tube

Burncoose Nurseries: Gwennap, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 6BJ
Telephone: +44 (0) 1209 860316 Fax: +44 (0) 1209 860011 Email: info@burncoose.co.uk
© Burncoose Nurseries 1997 - 2019      Website by Forgecom
All plant pictures are copyright © Burncoose Nurseries unless otherwise stated.
No rights are given to download any of our pictures and use them (for personal or professional use) without our consent.