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A picture of a English ivy 'Ester'

English ivy 'Ester'

Hedera helix 'Ester'

Also known as

Ivy 'Ester', English Ivy 'Esther'

Photo by CandideUK (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size







  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

English ivy 'Ester' Overview

This is an extremely useful and decorative ground covering or climbing vine. They are easy to grow in full sun or partial shade. This is a long-lived ivy, and it provides attractive evergreen foliage for many years. Ivy can be trained as in a topiary or espaliere-type of design and is used as greenery for wreath or bouquet-making in florists shops. Easy to grow and propagate. Likes any average garden soil in full sun or part shade. Tendrils will cling and eventually could become destructive to its supportive structure if it is flimsy. Long-lived, the ivy will provide attractive evergreen foliage for many, many years. It is available in many different forms which create their own unique effect. Check with your garden centre for the numerous cultivars of this versatile plant. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.

Common problems with English ivy 'Ester'

How to propagate English ivy 'Ester'


Softwood cuttings or rooted layers in late summer.


Other uses of English ivy 'Ester'

Ground cover, climbing, erosion control, ornamental, wall or trellis.