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Hedera helix - Ivy

Hedera helix - Ivy

Perfect for ivy topiaries
Item: #HEDIV1Q
ZONE 4,5,6,7,8,9
As low as $12.19
  • Classic English ivy
  • Deer proof shade groundcover
  • Tolerates a wide range of soils
  • Tolerates salt and urban pollutions
  • Can be trained to grow up poles, mailboxes, fences or other structures
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Hedera helix - Ivy Description

  • Convenient one-quart size, perfect for small plantings
  • Use to grow your own ivy topiaries
  • Durable evergreen foliage
  • Deer resistant
  • Need more ivy? Check out our landscape plug trays.

Special features: evergreen, drought tolerant, deer resistant, vine.

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Hedera helix 'Thorndale'
  • Common name:
  • Zone:
  • Sun exposure:
    Part shade, Shade
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    1 Quart Pot
  • Soil type:
  • Soil moisture:
    Average, Moist
  • Height x width:
    6-9" x 20'
  • Flower color:
  • Foliage color:
  • Bloom season:
  • Uses:
    Container gardening, Edging, Erosion control or embankment, Ground cover, Lawn alternative, Massing, Naturalizing, Rain garden, Rock garden, Slopes, Under planting
  • Cannot ship to:
    OR, WA, AK, HI
  • Patent #: None



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 fills 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.