HABIT: Vigorous climbing vine. Looser growth and larger leaves than Boston ivy. Red foliage in fall. Climbs to great heights.
CULTURE: Needs pruning to keep under control. Any soil in sun or shade. Responds well to well-prepared beds and moderate water and fertilizer.
USES: Interesting texture and good fall color. Good for arbor, fence, or large building. Makes an effective natural-looking groundcover.
PROBLEMS: None serious.
NOTES: Often confused with poison ivy. This plant has five leaflets instead of poison ivy's three. Native to Texas and eastern USA. Good for fall color