English ivy

Hedera helix and cvs.

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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English ivy (Hedera helix and cvs.)
HED-er-ah HEE-liks
Genus:  Hedera
English ivy is a self-clinging climber or trailing perennial with almost flat, palmately 5-lobed leaves. Cultivars are available with varying leaf form, color, and variegation, as well as use and climbing habit.
Care:  Thrives in fertile, rich, moist but well-drained soil, but tolerates a variety of conditions. Variegated cultivars prefer more light, and darker green varieties tolerate shade.
Propagation:  Root 4- to 6-inch semi-ripe cuttings of juvenile growth from spring to autumn.
Problems:  Bacterial spot, stem rot, fungal leaf spots, spider mites, aphids, mealybugs, and scale insect. Deer may eat the foliage.

Overview

Growth Pace
Fast Grower,
Invasive/Aggressive Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Uses
Trellis
Type
Vines

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