Plant Profile: Parthenocissus tricuspidata

You may ask why a deciduous climber is on the winter list, however once the foliage drops and amazing autumn colour fades at the end of the warmer months, it’s what is revealed that can really provide interest. A textured stone wall or graffiti art perhaps? The branched webbing of the vine scrawled across the blank surface of a wall itself is natural art.

Parthenocissus tricuspidata-WinterBoston Ivy can be incorporated into passive solar building design, by cooling walls in summer and allowing much needed sun through during winter. The benefits of living in a temperate climate!