Answer: I agree that English ivy can get out of hand after a few years so I wouldn't recommend planting it in the landscape. Many lovely non-invasive vines are available. Some substitutes to consider include trumpet honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens), trumpet creeper (Campsis radicans), American wisteria (Wisteria frutescens), Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia), and goldflame honeysuckle (Lonicera heckrottii). All grow best in full sunshine, in well-draining soils.
Best wishes with your garden!
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