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English Ivy

Botanical Name
Hedera helix
Hardiness
Zones 5 to 9
Height
20 to 80 feet
Width
3 to 50 feet
Flowers
Greenish white, not ornamentally important
Light
Part shade to full shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Site in protected location away from winter winds and sun
  • Prune to keep growth in check
  • Somewhat drought tolerant once established
Problems
Cold hardiness issues, spider mites, leaf spot; can do damage to siding, gutters, wood and painted surfaces; can be aggressive
Varieties
  • Bulgaria - hardy, drought resistant
  • Thorndale - large glossy leaves with white veining, cold hardy

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