Hedera Helix

Helix Hedera
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Plant Type

Ground Cover, Vine

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Large

Mature Height & Spread

Vine to 20′

Exposure

Full Sun, partial Shade

Water

Medium Water

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Coastal Conditions, Deer Resistant, Desert Conditions, Low Water Use, Shade Tolerant

Container Sizes

#1, #5, #15

Natural Growth Habit

Spreading

Sunset Garden Zones

3-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

5A-9B

Hedera Helix also called English Ivy is a self-clinging climbing or trailing perennial with almost flat five-lobed leaves. Some are available with slightly varying leaf forms color and variegation.Hedera Helix thrives in fertile rich moist but well-drained soil. It tolerates a variety of conditions but mostly prefers more light. Darker green varieties tolerate some shade. It roots from 4 to 6 inch cuttings of juvenile growth from spring to autumn. Deer have been known to eat the foliage.

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