English ivy is grown primarily for its lush foliage, which forms a cool, green cover on walls or ground. It is a hardy, evergreen vine or groundcover, European in origin and attaches itself by aerial rootlets to climb.
Generally not harvested but foliage can be taken at any time for flower arrangements.
Softwood cuttings can be taken at any time, semi-ripe of hardwood cuttings can be taken in Summer through to Winter.
Can be done at any time.
Partial Sun, Full Sun, Full Shade
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Peat, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Acid, Alkaline
A vigorous and easy to grow plant this ivy is frequently grown as ground cover on banks/slopes or under deciduous shrubs. It can also be planted in wall side borders to cover unsightly masonry or fences. It can also be grown through chain link fences to form living screens which can then be sheared to maintain their shape.