Ivy - Jumbo Landscape Plugs Description
Hedera is an iconic vine, dense growing groundcover or climber with heart shape evergreen leaves. Quick to grow, extremely adaptable and vigorous. Thorndale is a well-recognized cultivar that is hardier than other types.
Ivy has a trailing and twining habit. Their spreading stems root at the nodes as it touches the soil. If planted near a fence, tree, trellis or other structure it can be trained to grow upward. Grows 6-9" tall with a spread of around 20 feet.
Ivy is an excellent choice for shaded spots, but it can grow well in full sun in northern climates if given adequate moisture. Ivy prefers a average to moist soil, but grows best in a rich soil. Highly tolerant of salt and urban pollution and a wide range of soil ph.
Ivy can be used as an easy to grow ground cover or as a lawn alternative. It can be pruned any time of the year.
Special Features: Deer Resistant, Disease Resistant, Easy Care, Evergreen, Fast Growing, Foliage Interest, Moisture Tolerant, Multi-Seasonal Interest, Winter Interest
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- Botanical Name:
Hedera helix 'Thorndale'
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- Sun Exposure:
Part Shade, Shade
- Ship Form:
32-cell landspace plugs
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- Height x Width:
6-9" x 20"
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- Bloom Season:
Container Gardening, Edging, Erosion Control or Embankment, Ground Cover, Lawn Alternative, Massing, Naturalizing, Rain Garden, Rock Garden, Slopes, Under Planting
- Cannot Ship to:
AK, CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #: None
Ideas and How-to's
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Soil: Prefers moist, well-drained, but tolerates a wide range of soils, even poor and sandy/dry if regularly watered during times of drought.
Light: Sun tolerant in cool northern zones. In hot summer areas, plant in dappled to deep shade.
Water: Best with regular water - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Tolerates dry shade once plants are established.
Spacing: 12 to 18 inches apart, which is what most gardeners do. In two to three years, the Iv y will completely cover the planting bed. Plant 6" apart and by the end of the first year the bed will be completely covered.
Fertilizing: Very adaptable and can survive in any well-drained soil. Mulch in between the plants when first planting. This is important to not only retain water, but to also keep the weeds out. No need to mulch once this filles in
Winterizing: Add at least 4 inches of loose organic mulch, such as leaf compost in November to winterize your ivy. For greater protection from frost, freezes and snow, completely cover the foliage in 5 to 6 inches of loose leaves.
Maintenance & Pruning: Stems root into the ground readily, and the new plants that form may be easily moved to a new location in spring or early fall. Mowing the patch low after blooming every couple of years will help to keep it thick and weed resistant.
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