English Ivy -- Outdoor Care

By The Old House Web
  • English Ivy groundcovers should be mowed with a mower set at its highest setting in the early spring. Fertilize and water immediately after.
  • English Ivy should be planted in shaded locations that are protected from winter winds and sun. Plants are slow to establish and fill in.
  • This clinging vine is most often used as a ground cover but it also climbs on tree, buildings and other objects.
  • Grow this vine in shaded spots as it may winterburn on exposed sites.
  • Cultivars have been selected for better cold tolerance and ornamental value: 'Baltica' - better cold tolerance; 'Thorndale' - better cold tolerance.

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