$47.50 – $360.00
Plants are 6 to 8″ high when used as a groundcover but can climb to 90' as a vine.
English Ivy (also called Common Ivy) is one of the most adaptable of all ‘groundcovers.’ This means that it is often used to cover bare places of ground and is dense in its nature of growth. With a habit that most often chokes out competing plants and weeds, English Ivy is excellent in preventing soil erosion. It is particularly useful where little else will grow. It is also commonly used as a decorative addition for buildings (however this application should be used sparingly as the vine can damage edifice surfaces). This means that it is most often used to grow on sections of buildings, walls, and fences for its aesthetic beauty. The glossy dark green leaves are evergreen and retain their color year round. This ‘groundcover’ can grow in shade to full sun. It grows to be 6-8 inches high when used as a ground cover and can climb to 90′ feet or more as a vine. English Ivy grows fast and transplants quickly. It thrives in full sun or heavy shade and particular pretty on trees. More planting instruction can also be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
|Sun Requirements:||Shade to Full Sun|
|Leaves:||Leaves are simple, evergreen, and alternate. Juvenile shoots are 3 to 5 lobed, 1.5 to 4″ long, and about as wide. They are dark green, lutstrous, and have whitish veins.|
|Size:||6 to 8″ high when used as a groundcover; can climb to 90′ as a vine.|
|Hardiness:||Zone 4-9. For an idea of your plant zone please visit the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.|
|Habit:||Low evergreen groundcover, rooting at the nodes, or a high climbing, true-climbing vine attaching itself to structures with root-like holdfasts that may do DAMAGE to edifices.|
|Flowers:||Perfect, only occurring on the “Adult” form, greenish white, borne in globose umbels, September-October.|
|Diseases & Insects:||Bacterial leaf spot and canker, leaf spots, powdery mildews, aphids, caterpillars, mealybugs, scales, and two-spotted mite: mites and leaf spots can be serious.|
|Landscape Value:||Groundcover with many uses; good in heavy shade, can look especially nice when given proper cultural conditions; has a nice effect when grown on trees or buildings; the adult form develops high up in trees or on buildings; the leaf morphology of the adult form is different from the vigorous normal type and the plant becomes quite woody.|
|Soil Preference:||Best in deep, soft soil with an elevated drainage.|
|Care:||Prune regularly to keep within bounds. Be diligent in limiting growth on architecture.|
|Fertilization:||Act at the end of the winter, or in autumn, adding some manure, or a slow release fertilizer to the ground. In the spring, add fertilizers rich in phosphorous in nitrogen.|
Terms & Conditions of Sale:
The plants are NOT in storage and are dug fresh on receipt of your order. When your order is received plants are collected as soon as the weather permits, this time-frame is normally within one week. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, We will advise you by phone.
For a quote on larger quantities, please call or email us. We ship via Priority Mail from zip-code 37111.
We do NOT ship West of the Rocky Mountains for retail orders, but we will consider shipping West of the Rocky Mountains for wholesale qualities. Please contact us for wholesale container, bare-root, and balled and burlap inquiries.
Refund Policy: At Boyd Nursery Company we strive to always provide quality plant stock in superb condition. We reserve the right to determine if the plant material was cared for properly after leaving our greenhouses. Over or under watering, exposure to adverse temperature swings and weather conditions, incorrect planting or improper cultural conditions will void any effort of refunding your plant purchase. Full or partial replacement or refund will be at the discretion of Boyd Nursery Company following examination of the plant material in question.
If you have questions prior to purchase or have uncertainties in maintenance and proper methods of care for the plant stock purchased, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately with any questions. By contacting us, we can work to rectify the situation before it becomes irreversible.