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parthenocissus tricuspidata henryi – get plant for urban buildings

In CategoryTim Whitcombe
ByGardenAdvice Tim Whitcombe

However well designed often new urban buildings end up with a side view of a large slab of concrete. Lots of solutions are available to create green walls but they can be expensive and take a lot of maintenance to look after. One easy solution is to use a plant called parthenocissus tricuspidata henryi – this is a self clinging climber using small suckers on the stems to attached itself to the building and slowly climb up the building. Losing it leaves in the autumn after providing a great display of autumn colour it tends note to have the same problems found with ivy grown on a building that often excludes the moisture reaching the wall and starts to dry our even modern mortars which start to crumble

 

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