Thorndale English Ivy
Thorndale English Ivy
Hedera helix 'Thorndale'Item #3995 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 11
A beautifully variegated form of English Ivy, with noticeable creamy white veins on very large, lustrous, rich green leaves. A strong vining habit and self-clinging tendrils that easily climb walls, pillars, arbors, and fences. Without climbing structures, creates a lush, blanketing groundcover. Proven to be hardier than others. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.Average Landscape Size:Fast growing vine; self-clinging stems quickly reach 15 to 20 ft. long.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:HED-er-uh HE-licksPlant type:Vine - Self-clingingDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing vine; self-clinging stems quickly reach 15 to 20 ft. long.Special features:Easy Care, Fast Growing, Gift Plant, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Year-round InterestFoliage color:VariegatedBlooms:Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.Design IdeasDwarf ivy is a versatile plant that can act as filler groundcover under older shrubs with exposed legs. Looks great on slopes and in conjunction with retaining walls to green up the face from bottom up or top down. It's also excellent in rock gardens trimmed to expose out croppings poking through. Useful for cloaking exposed mortar of rock waterfalls giving the feature a more settled in look. Self clinging can bring this ivy up walls, fences and even onto buildings. One of the best uses is dangling from the edges of hanging pots and baskets, or used to cascade off the edges of tall urns planted with upright fillers.Companion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea); Flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Spirea (Spiraea); Weigela (Weigela); Indian Hawthorne (Raphiolepis)
- CareCare InformationEasily grown in enriched, moist, well-drained soils, but highly adaptable. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, prefers evenly moist soil, but tolerates mild drought. As a groundcover, space plants 5 ft. apart; closer for faster coverage.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
- History & LoreHistory:This is one of the 400 forms of the standard English Ivy, Hedera helix. The species is found over much of Asia from Japan westward through Europe to Nothern Africa. It has been inntroduced to nearly every continent and widely naturalized. In some climates it has become a dangerous exotic infesting neighborhoods and wildlands but dwarf forms such as this are far less threatening.Lore:Ivy was dedicated to Bacchus and other gods of ancient civilizations within its range. It's clinging nature made it a favorite symbol of Victorian fidelity.