Versatile Ivy Thrives on Neglect
English Ivy has been a generational favorite among gardeners for its versatility and ability to lend a traditional touch to any garden or home.
This evergreen ivy is easy to grow and forms a dense groundcover 6-8 inches deep. It's great in shady areas where grass might struggle.
As a climbing vine, English Ivy adds color and texture to any outdoor area all year long. Contrary to common belief, it does not harm trees- so train it to climb arbors, trellises and trees.
If you've got an ugly fence or wall you'd like to hide, English Ivy will quickly make it disappear.
English Ivy's leaves come in vibrant shades ranging from light to dark green, speckled yellow, silver or grayish white with a glossy, leather-like texture.
In mild climates, small purple-black berries follow the flowers. Birds love 'em!
Because English Ivy is so hardy and tolerates air pollutants and poor soils, it is ideal for urban settings.
This is one tough plant! English Ivy can grow in sun or even dense shade under trees. It is fast-growing, unaffected by cold temperatures, drought-tolerant and ignored by deer. It thrives on neglect!
It's perfect in a cottage theme garden, and can often be trained to grow over a garden feature that you are trying to hide. Additionally, you can train it on metal frame topiaries to form interesting shapes by carefully pruning it.
Low-maintenance, pest-free and attractive in any season, English Ivy is a timeless classic that never goes out of style.