PARTHENOCISSUS tricuspidata 'Green Spring'

Commonly known as Japanese creeper

A very vigorous form of the Boston ivy with broad leaves which densely cover walls to which the stems are self clinging
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Variable, deeply-toothed, bright-green leaves to 25cm (10in) long, long turning brilliant red to purple in autumn. Blue berries.
  • Height
    20m (66ft)
  • Spread
    6m (20ft)
  • Climber
    Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging
    Vigorous, woody climber.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

PARTHENOCISSUS tricuspidata 'Green Spring'

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Also listed as 'Green Showers'.
    Place of origin
    China, Korea, Japan.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Town garden
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf form
    Palmate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf margin
    Dentate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets)
    Skin & eye irritant
    (People & Pets)
Parthenocissus - Growing Guide

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