Answer: I would caution you against planting ivy, even in the isolated spot you describe. When ivy attaches itself, it does so with pads that are extremetly difficult to remove from stucco if you ever decide to replace the plant. And, ivy becomes woody as it matures, which can leave the bottom of the plant bare and the top reaching for the roof. As an alternative, you might consider growing Trachelospermum jasminoides
(Confederate jasmine), Gelsemium sempervirens (Carolina Jessamine), Campsis spp./ cultivars (Trumpetcreeper), Bougainvillea, or Bignonia capreolata (Cross Vine). All will grow under partially shady conditions and all are reasonably well behaved.
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