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English Ivy

English ivy plants (Hedera helix) are superb climbers, clinging to almost any surface by means of small roots that grow along the stems.

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Description

Hedera→English Ivy (Hedera helix)

Common names:
English Ivy
Ivy
Common Ivy

 

General Plant Information
Plant Habit: Shrub
Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: up to 36 feet (12 m)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Fragrant
Broadleaf
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Late fall or early winter
Winter
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Blooms on old wood
Other: Only on adult form
Flower Color: Green
Other: greenish white
Bloom Size: Under 1″
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Houseplant
Topiary
Uses: Provides winter interest
Groundcover
Medicinal Herb
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Tolerates dry shade
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Layering
Pollinators: Wasps
Moths and Butterflies
Flies
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Monoecious