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By Den5ss

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom Gb

Do I need to use a trellis to get Boston ivy to start growing against a wall

On plant Parthenocissus tricuspidata



Does usually need some support initially, until it gets going and starts clinging tenaciously to any surface all by itself, so you can use trellis if you want, or just a few bamboo canes will do.

17 Jul, 2010


That's what I would do.

17 Jul, 2010


In northern Arizona, they just cut it to the ground if it doesn't start climbing the first year. The vigorous shoots from the roots nearly always start clinging right away.

17 Jul, 2010


Well, what a good idea, Tugbrethil, saves all that mucking about with temporary supports till it gets going.

18 Jul, 2010


Thank you so much for the advice, much appreciated.

18 Jul, 2010

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