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    05 / 10 / 2017

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    Alberto Tidu


This climber was sold to me as a Virginia Creeper or Boston Ivy (in Italy, “American Vines” may refer to either one, sometimes even to Ampelopsis Brevipedunculata), but leaves look greatly different from those plants. I would like to identify it since I need to know what shape it will take while creeping along my wall.


  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    You’re welcome Alberto! That’s certainly so upsetting when a nursery wouldn’t taking back a plant which they themselves had it mislabeled. In my humble opinion, labels/tags on plants containers at garden centers are not always reliable. Different plants sometimes share the same common names, try to search for plants under their Latin/botanical names rather than the common names to ensure you get the right plants. Best wishes! Laura

    May 17th, 2017 at 2:44am

  • Alberto Tidu Registered says:

    Thanks Laura! I looked it up and I’m a 100% sure that you’re right: plus, the Italian name for that it’s Australian Vine (as I said, Virginia Creeper and Boston Ivy are both known as American Vine), so they surely got’em mixed up! I’m hatin’em right now since Kangaroo Vine needs support to climb walls, so it’s kinda useless to me and they don’t want to take it back

    May 15th, 2017 at 9:14am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    I’m not certain, but check out Kangaroo Vine and see if you have a match. Click on images from link below to enlarge and for information. Best wishes!

    May 11th, 2017 at 12:48pm

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