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Boston Ivy "Green Wall"?

Posted by echobelly 10 (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 17, 13 at 13:45

I saw this in a magazine on a Manhattan roof-top, and thought it would be perfect for a narrow privacy fence here.
I used to live in Boston, and Boston Ivy easily grew on the brick house (a little too easily), but avoided a window that had been replaced with cinder block. I was hoping someone would know of a narrow support that the ivy would climb on and eventually cover. Will it grow on a rough wood?

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RE: Boston Ivy "Green Wall"?

If you are in zone 10, you might have better luck with creeping fig. It does very well on block walls in the Tampa area. However, it can't be grown successfully on wood. Maybe you could grow some of the jasmines on wood.

RE: Boston Ivy "Green Wall"?

Would be careful with creeping fig it grows AND GROWS LOL. it will cover every square inch and almost impossible to remove . Boston Ivy might be a better choice for that reason Some of the variagated or fancy leaf types are far less aggresive AND more interesting ?? I wouldn't grow either anywhere near a wooden house. gary

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