Plant Boston ivy … Continue this program every three days for two weeks. Parthenocissus tricuspidata (Boston Ivy) is a very vigorous, fast-growing, deciduous climber boasting mostly ovate or three-lobed, rich lustrous deep green leaves, 8 in. mso-pagination:widow-orphan; All Rights Reserved. These are the spore-bearing fruiting bodies of the fungus. Check vine stems and foliage for clusters of soft-bodied, pear-shaped, reddish-brown insects a little bigger than the head of a pin. Scale insects feed beneath these protective concave shells. The berries of all varieties are toxic. Boston ivy vines not only lend greenery through the summer, but they also provide fall color. margin-bottom:3.0pt; Brown to Black Spots, or Blotches on Leaves means Leaf Spot. p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal Boston ivy berries have oxalates, which are also contained in dieffenbachias, philodendrons, certain clovers and garden weeds called oxalis. One of the most popular vines for screening, from fences and arbors to homes and buildings; very attractive small leaves that emerge purple and turn red in fall, small dark blue berries; self-clinging, very adaptable. Boston Ivy is a fine choice for either a low-maintenance groundcover or climbing vine. font-family:Arial; As soon as the telltale whitish bloom of fungi appears on the foliage, spray it with wettable sulfur once or twice, a week apart. Learn which plants thrive in your Hardiness Zone with our new interactive map! mso-pagination:widow-orphan; mso-ascii-font-family:Arial; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt; If they are too numerous for handpicking alone to be effective, set up pheromone beetle traps, making sure the traps are no closer than 50 feet to the creeper or any other plant vulnerable to beetle attack, such as roses.