Hedera helix

English Ivy

It climbs over walls, rocks, tree trunks and trellises, and carpets the ground. Its small aerial roots cling to everything. Ivy often naturalizes and spreads throughout the landscape. Older plants produce small green flowers and poisonous, bluish-black berries. They need shade and shelter to prevent winter drainage in cold climates. Water deeply during drought. Prune in spring to control growth and shape. Mulch in summer for weed control.
Hedera helix, English Ivy
Its deep green vigorous-growing foliage makes a solid mat or climbing screen, good for espalier. Over 60 varieties offer various shaped leaves, colored veining and smooth, curled or ruffled edges. Small flowers are followed by tiny, round black fruits. Drought-tolerant once established, but best with some water.

Attributes - Hedera helix

Plant Type: Ground Cover, Vine

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 6 in. to 30 ft.

Width: 20 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade

Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil. Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Spider Mites.

Related Plants

Hedera canariensis, Hedera canariensis 'Chinensis', Hedera canariensis 'Marengo', Hedera colchica, Hedera colchica 'Sulphur Heart', Hedera helix 'California Gold', Hedera helix 'Glacier', Hedera helix 'Gold Dust', Hedera helix 'Gold Heart'
 
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