Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems. Mildews, leaf spots, canker and wilt may occur. Potential insect pests include beetles, scale and leaf hoppers.
Planting Instructions: Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Tolerates full shade. Best fall color occurs in sunny locations. However, in hot summer locations (USDA Zones 8 and 9), this vine may do best if planted on eastern or northern walls. This is generally an easy plant to grow with good tolerance for a wide range of soils and urban pollutions/conditions. It often needs little care, but must be trimmed regularly to keep it in bounds. It should be sited in areas where it will have room to expand and grow.
Provide some support until the climber is well established. (This may take up to two years.) Once established prune in early winter to keep the plant within bounds, paying particular attention to stems that are encroaching on windows, guttering or roofs.