English Ivy (Hedera helix)

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: up to 36 feet (12 m)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Late fall or early winter
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Other: Only on adult form
Flower Color: Green
Other: greenish white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Medicinal Herb
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Tolerates dry shade
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Pollinators: Wasps
Moths and Butterflies
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


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Posted by Bonehead (Pacific NW - Zone 8b) on Jan 14, 2016 1:07 PM

This is an invasive plant in Washington. It has escaped cultivation and has established itself in our parks and forests, where it literally strangles mature shrubs and trees. It can, however, be used judiciously if care is taken to prevent unwanted spread. It makes a beautiful accent to outdoor events, woven through trellises and as table decor.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Need help identifying a plant by rlwycoff Jan 19, 2019 2:14 AM 4
Ivy on last legs, please advise :( by alexanderthegreat Dec 22, 2018 11:57 PM 6
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