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Boston ivy

Parthenocissus

Boston ivy, unlike most vines, waits until fall to put on a show when its foliage turns a bold, rich red that rivals just about any maple tree. It's a fast-growing vine that uses small adhesive disks to attach to the side of a wall, fence, or other structure. Note: If you pull the vine down, the adhesive disks remain attached to the structure. The vine also features purple fruits that attract birds, though these fruits are quite poisonous to people and pets.

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Under 6 inches to 20 feet

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Climbs to 70 feet

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3-9

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Parthenocissus tricuspidata offers ivy-shape leaves that turn bright red and purple in fall. It can climb 70 feet. Zones 4-8
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Virginia creeper
Parthenocissus quinquefolia bears dark green, hand-shape leaves that turn bright red in fall. It can climb to 50 feet and is native to areas of North America. Zones 3-9
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