• slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide

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

Related Content

Upcoming Appearances


June 22, 2021
Low Growing Shrubs & Vines
to Attract Pollinators

Webinar

July 17, 2021
Shade Gardening Seminar &
Sanger House Gardens Tour

In-person event

July 18, 2021
Drought Tolerant Perennials & Shrubs for Southeastern Wisconsin
In-person event

July 20, 2021
"Ask the Plant Doctor"
Question & Answer Session 

Webinar

July 24, 2021
Lake Country Art & Garden Tour
In-person event

Register today! Plus, watch Melinda's past webinars ON DEMAND
for a limited time.

Learn More

Book an Appearance

Learn More

Enter to win 3 bags of Wool Pellets and reduce watering by up to 25%!

ENTER NOW