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Parthenocissus Boston Ivy is a hardy climber that attaches itself to walls and fences, covering them with an elegant blanket of foliage that turns into a spectacular sunset display in the Autumn with leaves slowly turning from green to yellow, orange, red, burgundy, sometimes all at the same time. Despite its name, Parthenocissus Boston Ivy is not actually a real Ivy, it instead belong to the Vitis genus, essentially the grape family. This deciduous climber generally requires a structure to climb on, and will generally grow as large as the structure, whether it is a standard 6ft timber fence or a 10m tall church wall!

Advantages of Parthenocissus Boston Ivy

  • Beautiful foliage with spectacular Autumn colour
  • Easy to grow and low maintenance
  • Resistant to most common pests and diseases


  • 2 - 4m+ height at maturity
  • 1 - 2m apart is a suitable planting distance (depending on intended look)
  • Prefers relatively sunny aspect, but also does well in part-shade
  • Will grow in most regions of Australia, but struggles in humid environments, so best to avoid in the tropics
  • Hardy deciduous perennial

Seed Sowing Instructions

  • Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
  • Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden

What am I Purchasing?

  • Premium seeds of Parthenocissus Boston Ivy
  • Easy to follow seed propagation notes

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Cameron Harding (VIC)
Great seeds

Good quality seeds with very good propagation instructions.
Well packaged and fast postage.

Rosanne Farrington (SA)
Excellent service

I cannot comment on the seeds as yet, too soon for germination, instructions provided were excellent, and my fingers are crossed. However, I do want to comment on the service I received. Due to delays with Australia Post during Covid 19 restrictions, delivery was delayed. I got instant replies from The Climbing Fig about my concerns. Nathan was very helpful and supportive. Another order was dispatched, with both being received within days. It was so reassuring, to be in contact with a person and not being treated as simply a number by a faceless provider, which is often the case. Even though my order was very inexpensive, I felt the communication from Nathan was excellent and very professional. I would have absolutely not hesitation in using the Climbing Fig for any future purchases, and wouldn't look anywhere else. Thank You!

Wendy G (NSW)
Boston Ivy - simple

Good instructions, easy to follow. And my black thumb looks like it is now green . Who would have thought I would have success with seeds. Thankyou I'm hoping to have a nice little Autumn display next year.