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Hedera helix (Common Ivy, English Ivy)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 29393



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Apiales
Family: Araliaceae
Genus: Hedera
Species: Hedera helix
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Evergreen
  • Ground Cover
  • Houseplant
  • Invasive
  • Perennial
  • Vine
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 5a (to -15 F / -26 C)
  • 5b (to -10 F / -23 C)
  • 6a (to -5 F / -21 C)
  • 6b (to 0 F / -18 C)
  • 7a (to 5 F / -15 C)
  • 7b (to 10 F / -12 C)
  • 8a (to 15 F / -9 C)
  • 8b (to 20 F / -7 C)
  • 9a (to 25 F / -4 C)
  • 9b (to 30 F / -1 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 20 to 40 feet (6 to 12 m)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 2 to 5 feet (60 cm to 1 1/2 m)
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Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Light
  • Green - Medium
  • Green - Dark
  • Variegated
  • Yellow
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Suitable For edit
  • Container/Patio
  • Hanging Basket
  • Indoor
Sun Exposure edit
  • Partial Shade
  • Full Shade
Soil Types edit
  • Well-drained
  • Moist
  • Rich
Soil pH edit
  • 6.0 - 6.4 (Slightly acidic)
  • 6.5 - 6.9 (Very slightly acidic)
  • 7.0 (Neutral)
  • 7.1 - 7.5 (Very slightly alkaline)
  • 7.6 - 8.0 (Slightly alkaline)
Bloom Colour edit
  • Yellow/Gold
  • Green
Wildlife Value edit
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Division
  • Stem Cutting
Skill Level edit
Additional Short Notes add
  • When grown indoors you can keep it cut back to a managable size. edit | delete
  • many U.S. states consider this a noxious invasive plant. edit | delete
  • Spider mites love ivy. prevent them by occasional washing in tub or shower. edit | delete
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Netty (12946)
toni (30286)
FlowerFreak22 (9625)
Frank (2674)
kuntrygal (313)
Member8170 (486)
petunia (333)
bubbleoffplumb (635)
Jewell (5460)
Kay (765)


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Member8170 (486) wrote on Dec 10 2009
All parts of this plant are poisonous if eaten or chewed by children or pets.

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Kay (765) wrote on Jan 24 2010
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I love this as a ground cover in woodland settings. It is very tough.

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