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Parthenocissus tricuspidata ‘Robusta’

Japanese creeper

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  • Parthenocissus tricuspidata ‘Robusta’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Parthenocissus tricuspidata ‘Robusta’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height6m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourGreen, yellow, white
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Parthenocissus tricuspidata ‘Robusta’ (Japanese creeper). This vigorous plant produces glossy green leaves, turning red-orange in autumn.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Vine

Other common names

Boston ivy, Virginia creeper

Origin

China, Japan

Interest and use

Ornamental, foliage, fruit, wall or trellis

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  • Parthenocissus tricuspidata ‘Robusta’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Fertile, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist, Dry or Moist

Cultivation

This species will tolerate the dust, pollution and exhaust fumes of a city environment and will grow in a wide range of growing conditions but prefers moist, well drained soil in full sun or partial shade with protection from hot winds. It is very frost hardy.

Propagation

You can propagate from hardwood cuttings in late winter or early spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Scale insects and aphids may attack stems and shoots. Susceptible to honey fungus.

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