Dying Ivy - Knowledgebase Question

Hoboken, Ne
Question by marlo7
April 18, 2010
The past three years we have been growing ivy on our fences. All of a sudden from the top, and moving down the ivy is turning brown, and dying. Not sure if the neighbors put weed killer on it or if has a fungus. How can I save the rest of the ivy?

Answer from NGA
April 18, 2010


What you describe sounds like a root stress problem - either water stress or herbicide. If your ivy developed a disease it would be all over the plant rather than beginning at the top and working its way down. When plants die from the top down, it generally means a root stress. You can take cuttings from the healthy stems of the ivy and root them in water. They will root quite readily. Best wishes with your ivy.

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