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Parthenocissus tricuspidata 'Veitchii'

Boston Ivy


This is a strong growing, self-clinging deciduous vine adhering itself to supports by using adhesive pads at the ends of leaf tendrils. It is a tall growing variety which will reach the height of its support up to around 20 metres (showing 1-2 metres of annual growth).

It is a healthy and undemanding species but does require some protection from cold winter winds and frosts. The foliage is dark green, turning brilliant scarlet in autumn, the variegation being more dramatic when sited in a sunny position.

Thrives when grown on a wall, but is also suitable for growing over arbors, pergolas and various other supports. Although this climber grows best in full sun it can also thrive in partial shade when sited in a fertile, well-drained soil.

Buying Climbers from Jacksons Nurseries

Unlike many garden centres, supermarkets and some nurseries here at Jacksons Nurseries we sell the majority of our stock all year round. Our stock is for the most part grown outdoors making it far hardier than those grown under glass and/or only sold ‘In Season’.

Here at Jacksons Nurseries we would favour a hardy outdoor grown plant every time. They are far less likely to suffer from the shock of being planted in colder conditions and they will begin to establish more rapidly the following spring. This can mean that they don’t look like a ‘picture perfect’ plant when purchased out of season but with the correct care and a little time you’ll have a wonderful plant to enjoy for many years to come.




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Climbing plants are used to cover arches, obelisks, pergolas, fences and buildings. They can also be used to cover up unsightly features and masonry. True climbers take up little ground space and are perfect for small gardens. Wall shrubs, on the other hand, require more ground space.

A lot of climbers have the natural tendency to climb, and won’t need supports or to be tied-in. Wall shrubs, however, don’t climb naturally but they can be trained to do so. If left untrained, wall shrubs will bush outwards and grow like normal shrubs.


Planting and Conditions

Climbers can be planted at any time of year as long as the ground is not frozen or waterlogged. Autumn is the best time for planting deciduous climbers because the soil is warm enough to encourage some growth before winter comes. This will help the climber establish quickly so that the plant will be able to withstand dry, hot weather during the following summer.

Evergreen climbers can also be planted in the autumn, but it is better to plant them in the spring if your garden is exposed. This allows them to become established before the cold weather comes.

Vulnerable climbers can be protected over the winter months by covering them in a layer of insulation, such as a garden fleece.

To guarantee success, climbers should be planted somewhere there is suitable support. If it is able to climb without supports, then the wall or fence that it is climbing against should be in good condition. If you are planting a climber against a wall or fence, make sure you leave around 30 – 50cm from the wall to avoid the dry soil that is characteristic of these areas.

Climbers should be planted at the same depth as the pot. Water the plant thoroughly after planting, especially in the first few years and during bad weather. Plants against walls may not receive as much rainfall as the plants in the rest of the garden.

The type of soil that you will need will vary from climber to climber. Clematis, for example, tend to prefer soil that is moist, but well-drained. Hardiness will also vary from climber to climber, but tender plants should not be planted until the spring, and they should not be planted in an exposed area. Hardy climbers include ivy and Russian vine. Some varieties of clematis are hardier than others.


Aftercare and Pruning

Regular pruning will keep your climbers and wall shrubs tidy and full of flowers. Some climbers do have particular requirements. If a climber is left unpruned, renovation of the plant may be necessary.

Climbers should be watered well during dry spells. In the spring months, application of a fertiliser that is high in potassium should be used to feed the plant. Mulch it with organic matter, but leave at least 10cm free of mulch around the bark so that it doesn’t rot.


Potential Issues

Climbers and wall shrubs can suffer from diseases and pest problems. These include powdery mildew, aphids, scale insects, root rot and root rust, mealybugs.

These can be treated with a variety of sprays and pesticides or, if you’d rather not use them, simple removal of effected parts of the plant. Sometimes biological controls such as parasitic wasps and ladybirds can help in the fight against mealybugs.

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Parthenocissus henryana

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Parthenocissus quinquefolia

CODE: 3051

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Vitis coignetiae

CODE: 3056

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An award winning, large fleshy leafed deciduous climber who's heart-shaped green summer leaves provide a fantastic gold then crimson-bronze display in autumn. Vines need deep, free-draining soil because they will suffer if waterlogged in winter.

If planting outside, give them a sunny, sheltered position. If planting indoors, the roots can be outside the greenhouse to take advantage of rainfall. Ideal trained over pergolas, archs, or trellis, or left to scramble through established trees. Due to its size and strength, it is best planted on its own to prevent other plants from being smothered. 


Vitis vinifera 'Purpurea'

CODE: 3057

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An award winning ornamental deciduous vine with distinct 3 or 5 lobed purple leaves, white haired in adolescence and small pale green flowers in summer.... More 


Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris

CODE: 3030

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This is a valuable, fully hardy strong-growing deciduous climber reaching up to 15 metres (0.5-1 metres of annual growth). Aerial roots attach it to the... More 


Rosa 'Zephirine Drouhin' (CLM)

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Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata'

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Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata' is a wonderful, variegated evergreen shrub which is perfect for adding year-round colour and interest to your... More 


Philadelphus 'Virginal'

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