• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering 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.
    Key Feature:
    Easy Care Plant
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HED-er-uh HE-licks
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 6 to 8 in. tall, spreading to 15 ft. or more, as a groundcover.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Inconspicuous
    Flower color:Green
    Design 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)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows 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:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.

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