Hedera helixItem #3945 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 11
A very popular, easy to grow, self-clinging vine that is great for climbing walls, as a groundcover, or enhancing container plantings. Displays small green leaves. A classic vine for climbing walls, pillars, arbors and fences. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.Average Landscape Size:Reaches 6 to 8 in. tall, spreading to 15 ft. or more, as a groundcover.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:HED-er-uh HE-licksDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Reaches 6 to 8 in. tall, spreading to 15 ft. or more, as a groundcover.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:InconspicuousFlower color:GreenDesign IdeasSmaller Ivy, such as this one, are highly versatile because they can be used as a perennial foliage plant, vine or groundcover. Plant in containers, where it can spill off the edges in long tresses of green. It self clings to vertical surfaces from walls to fences, and makes a fine clipped espalier. Let it run on the ground and plant densely to block weeds and cover utility vaults, curbs, edges and foundations.Companion PlantsNinebark (Physocarpus); Juniper (Juniperus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Euonymus (Euonymus); Mock Orange (Philadelphus)
- CareCare InformationGrows well in average, well-draining soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Low water needs, once established. As a groundcover, space plants 5 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.Pruning time: spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.