English Ivy

Hedera helix

SKU
03945
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.
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Botanical PronunciationHED-er-uh HE-licks
Average Size at MaturityReaches 6 to 8 in. tall, spreading to 15 ft. or more, as a groundcover.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitClimbing
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Green Wall, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Gift Plant, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.

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.

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