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.
CareThrives 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.
PropagationRoot 4- to 6-inch semi-ripe cuttings of juvenile growth from spring to autumn.
ProblemsBacterial spot, stem rot, fungal leaf spots, spider mites, aphids, mealybugs, and scale insect. Deer may eat the foliage.
- Genus : Hedera
- Zones : 10, 11, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Growth Rate : Fast
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Characteristics : Showy Foliage
- Plant Type : Vines