Boston ivy vs. wild grapevine

lilot123June 23, 2007

I planted Boston Ivy to cover the walls of my house, which backs onto woodlands.

Now I am afraid wild grapevine has intermingled and is taking over.

How can I tell the difference?

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oakleif(z6 AR)

Boston ivy has small leaves and wild grape has large leaves.does that help?

    Bookmark   June 24, 2007 at 12:25AM
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laceyvail(6A, WV)

It's six of one, half dozen of the other which is more agressive and invasive.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2007 at 5:35AM
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Many wild grapevines, especially as they get a bit older, will be darker brown and have an almost papery/shaggy bark looking like it is peeling off of the vine. The grapes will look different than any ivy berries although with either one birds will pick them off so quickly you will have to check often. I would also agree that you want neither type of vine growing on your house for the sake of the house (but it does look nice I admit). If forced to choose, I would choose the grape. BTW, I recently visited a vinyard in Florida that makes good wine from the native muscadine grape.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2007 at 3:00PM
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