Scientific Name: Hedera helix Form: Climbing, Creeping / Mat-like, Mounded
Common Name:English ivy Texture:Medium
Family Name:AraliaceaeHabit: Dense, Spreading
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen, Ground cover, Indoor foliage plant, Invasive plant, Vine or climber Mature Size (ht. X w.):5 - 7m x 3 - 4m
Origin: Europe, Garden origin Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Alternate, Leathery, Pinnate venation, Palmate venation, Lustrous, Pubescent, Elliptic, Ovate, Entire, Pinnately lobed
Flowers: Umbel, Green-yellow, Sep- Oct- Jul- Aug
Fruit: Drupe, Black, Jul- Aug- Sep
Exposure: Full sun, Deep shade, Filtered shade, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract birds, Erosion control, Filler, Group or mass planting, Indoor plant, Ground cover, Winter interest, Arbors or trellis, Container planting, Rock garden
Key ID Features:Invasive evergreen ground cover or climber that freely roots at leaf nodes; leaves mostly ovate (some almost triangular), glossy; juvenile leaves 3-5 lobed; mature leaves unlobed, dark green or variegated mid-green/silver-gray variegation/white margins; flowers tiny, 5-lobed in yellow-green umbel clusters.