Ivy (Hedera helix 'Francis')

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 6 to 8 inches
Plant Spread: climbs and sprawls 10 to 15 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Clusters of small, purplish-black berries, each containing 1 to 4 or 5 seeds.
Fruiting Time: Late winter or early spring
Winter
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Other: Greenish-white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Houseplant
Espalier
Topiary
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Other: An important food source for many birds but toxic to humans.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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