Common name: Japanese Virginia creeper, Boston ivy
Height at maturity: spreads over 16 to 20 meters
Exposure: sunny, partial shade or shade
Plant type: climbing shrub
Flower color: greenish
Soil type: ordinary
Use: wall covering
Diseases and Pests:-
Toxicity: inedible fruits
Storage of seeds: 4 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
Ornamental climbing plant grown for its green foliage which turns scarlet red in the fall and its ability to spread and cover the walls.
The Japanese Virginia creeper will reach a height between 16 and 20 meters. It clings to the walls, without damaging them, thanks to round suction cups fixed on tendrils.
Very vigorous woody plant, it grows quickly. Its flowering is insignificant, greenish flowers are gathered in inflorescences from 2 to 13cm and appear opposite the leaves. When in bloom, the flowers produce a light scent and nectar that attracts bees, butterflies and other small pollinators.
The fruits are small berries of + – 1m in diameter becoming dark blue when ripe and are a nutritive resource very appreciated by the small birds which come to shelter there.