Boson Ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata) is a rapid climber and was used as a screen on buildings in the East. Old buildings at Harvard are covered with it. I have never heard of the roots becoming an issue with plumbing and if it did it would not have been so popular. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy
Boson Ivy As Replacement For Cypress Italian Because Of Root Problems
Question From: M. Clewley - CALIFORNIA
Q: I just tore out my Italian Cypress because the roots were destroying my plumbing. I miss the natural barrier they created and I'm looking for a replacement that won't damage my pipes. I thought that some Boston Ivy on a trellis could do the trick but I'm not familiar with the root system.