IVY, BOSTON Parthenocissus tricuspidata Lowii Vine (par-then-oh-SIS-us try-cus-pi-DA-tah)
Deciduous vine - Sun or shade
Height and spread unlimited
Spacing 6-8 feet
HABIT: Fast-growing, clinging vine. No showy flowers, but fall color that ranges from weak reddish brown to bright scarlet.
CULTURE: Easy to grow almost anywhere. Likes good bed preparation and partial shade best.
USES: Vine for brick, wood, or other slick surfaces.
PROBLEMS: Black caterpillars in spring.
NOTES: Native to China and Japan.