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Aug 5, 2016 4:38 PM CST
|Does it harm stucco?|
Aug 5, 2016 5:40 PM CST
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If the stucco is old and has some cracks, the ivy "feet" will force their way into the cracks, making them bigger (and letting in moisture). The Ivy will never, ever come off so don't plan to paint.
On the other hand, it does add a layer of insulation to the building.
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Aug 5, 2016 5:44 PM CST
Engleman's Ivy is one of the common names of Parthenocissus quinquefolia; I know it as Virginia Creeper and yes, sadly, it will harm stucco. Sorry.
Here is an older NGA article:
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
Aug 5, 2016 5:55 PM CST
|Hi @Mb welcome to NGA. I do hope these help.
Here is some info for you on Englman Ivy , also known as Virginia-Creeper-Parthenocissus-quinquefolia
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