Bentwood, Bindwood, Common English Ivy, English Ivy, Ivory, Ivy, Ivy Gum Plant, Love United
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Ivy is a great ground-cover plant, often used to hide unsightly walls and buildings where it also serves as a natural insulator. It prefers to grow in shade, making it a common sight in woodland, and perfect for winter gardens. The evergreen leaves are often used in decorations - even used in Christmas wreaths. The plant is an important source of food for birds and bees in autumn and winter.
Generally not harvested
Seeds can be scattered in moist, shady areas in early spring.
Removing the stem, leaf or root of the ivy and planting in moist soil will allow a new plant to grow. This is the most successful and easiest method of propagation.
Allow a growing shoot to touch soil - by covering with with a bit of soil or rock, it will send roots from nodes underground. As soon as it is well-rooted, cut from the otherplant and replant.
Attracts useful insects
Europe, Western Asia
Temperate shade areas
Partial Sun, Full Shade, Full Sun
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Acid, Alkaline
Popular greening decoration for functions and special events - the leaves are hardy and will not wilt too quickly.
A low maintenance plant that is an excellent ground cover plant for banks/slopes/under shrubs/trees. It can also be trained through wire fencing or up trellis/wooden fencing to create an attractive living screen. Suits wildlife friendly gardens as well as cottage garden styles.
Yellow, Green, White
Generally pest and disease free.