McMinnville, Tennessee 931-668-9898


Purple-Leaf Boston Ivy

Rooted Cutting Pricing - Shipping Included
Price per Plant$27.50$10.00$8.50

Parthenocissus tricuspidata ‘Purpurea’

Predominantly purple and maroon fall foliage with burgundy new growth make this cultivar special. Like the species, Purple-Leaf Boston Ivy is perfect for accenting or covering walls and structures. For more information about the origin of Purple-Leaf Boston Ivy and how to care for the plant, please visit More planting instruction can also be found at


Diseases & Insects

Canker, downy mildew, leaf spots, powdery mildew, wilt, beetles, eight-spotted forester, leaf hoppers, scales and several other insects




Flowers are greenish white, appearing from June-July in cymes which usually form terminal panicles; fruits are dark blue, forming in late summer and becoming obvious once leaves have fallen in late fall and winter; grape-like berries form in bunches, each with an approximate diameter of 1/3". Each berry contains 1-3 seeds and is toxic

Growth Rate

Hardiness Range

zone 3a – 9b *need help finding your hardiness zone?


Leaves are alternate and simple, slender-stalked, broad-ovate, and 4-8" wide; they are 3-lobed with new growth being bronzish to reddish; turning rich lustrous deep green in summer, leaves are a purple-red to crimson-red in fall; usually Boston Ivy and Virginia Creeper are the first of all woody plants to color effectively in the autumn

Plant Type

Primary Features



30' to 50' and more; the structure upon which it climbs is the limiting factor

Sun Requirement


What am I buying?

We sell Boston Ivy as rooted cuttings. Taken from Wikipedia, “a plant cutting is a piece of a plant that is used in horticulture for vegetative (asexual) propagation. A piece of the stem or root of the source plant is placed in a suitable medium such as moist soil. If the conditions are suitable, the plant piece will begin to grow as a new plant independent of the parent, a process known as striking.” Put more simply, a rooted cutting is a small clone of the specimen from which it was taken. As a genetically identical clone, the cutting shares all the characteristic traits and attributes of the cultivated variety. Our rooted cuttings are 3-6 months old and 2-8 inches in stem length above the soil line. They are clipped from our private stock plants and grown in root pruning trays at our temperature controlled greenhouse.

When are plants collected?

Once your order is placed, your plants will be collected as soon as the weather permits. This time-frame is normally within 3-7 days. During heavy order periods (April-May), this collection time can grow to 10-14 days.

How are plants shipped?

All shipments are mailed via USPS Priority Mail using We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, we will contact you by phone and/or email. The day that your order is completed or partially shipped, you will receive an email containing your package tracking number. You can also find this updated information by logging into your account on our website.

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