Boston Ivy, Japanese Creeper
* Leaves dark green, alternate,
slender-stalked, broad-ovate with 3 serrated lobes, 4-8".
* Buds brownish, stem squarish.
* Fruits bluish-black berries.
* Height: Spreads over walls and climbs trees and buildings.
* Habitat: Walls, fences, tree trunks, and other places where climbing
* Range: Usually cultivated and planted as an ornamental vine.
* Introduced from Japan and central China in 1862.
* Boston Ivy grows well and quickly in urban areas. It is considered
one of the best vines for clinging to stonework; it has been known
to climb to the tops of five story buildings!
* Boston Ivy is a favorite host plant for the hawk moth caterpillar.