• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing vine, climbing to 30 to 50 ft.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Fall Color
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:par-the-no-SIS-us tri-kus-pi-DAY-ta
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing vine, climbing to 30 to 50 ft.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Inconspicuous
    Flower color:Green
    Design IdeasWonderful climber for walls, arbors or large trellises. The large, colored foliage is bold enough to stand alone, but place evergreen shrubs or conifers in the foreground for winter interest.
    Companion PlantsNinebark (Physocarpus); Euonymus (Euonymus); Juniper (Juniperus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Mock Orange (Philadelphus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows easily in average, well-drained garden soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor. Prune annually to control size.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    A member of the Grape family, tricuspidata is native to Eastern Asia. It achieved its name of Boston Creeper due to the widespread use in the Eastern U.S. covering public buildings, private homes and estate walls.