European in origin, it has glossy, dark green leaves with a prominently lobed, maple-like shape. As plants grow aerially, they develop bushier, more mature growth and develop sharper, triangular leaves with no lobes. There are hundreds of cultivars are available, most with beautifully variegated leaves of various shapes, colors and sizes.
English ivy is dioecious, meaning that single plants produce either male or female flowers. Mature plants put forth inconspicuous pale yellow-green blooms in summer and female plants produce black, berry-like fruits late in the season. These fruits are eaten and spread by birds.
Vigorous and easy to grow, English ivy can tolerate full sun to shade, though partial shade is recommended in hot climates, and prefers fertile soil with good drainage. This often aggressive vine may become invasive. It can be particularly detrimental to trees and can cause premature decline or death if allowed to grow up and overtake them.
English ivy is grown primarily for its lush foliage, which forms a cool, green cover on walls or ground. It looks great in containers and hanging baskets or can be sheared and trained as topiary.”
Winchester Gardens generally stocks this item.
Yellow, Light Green
Light Green, Dark Green