Just Borrowing

Parthenocissus tricuspidata

I think this is Boston Ivy, Parthenocissus tricuspidata.  I have a good excuse for not being certain, as it has come over the wall from Nancy Nightingale’s neighbour.   Looks great against the shining lime/lemon walls, with its quaint scarlet sucker pads and crimson foliage.  We may well keep it for a while.

 

14 thoughts on “Just Borrowing

  1. Those colours are a stunning combination, and Boston Ivy I would welcome as a garden intruder. In our last house we had to cope with a major invasion of Russian Vine across the hedge, our neighbour loved it, but we had a continual battle with its seedlings in our garden!

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  2. Such a glorious colour. At the bottom of our lane there’s a barn completely covered. It’s even grown over the barn door. Hope they never need to get in there 🙂

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  3. Be careful with that. The suckers will ruin paint. It is pretty though. Boston ivy works nicely on concrete walls. It is one of the few plants that is reliable for autumn color here in mild winters.

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