|Mature Height:||4 to 6 inches on the ground|
|Mature Width:||6 to 7 feet|
|Sunlight:||Full sun to full shade|
|Spacing:||Plant 12" on center when planting as a ground-cover|
|Flowering Season:||April to July|
|Soil Condition:||Average garden soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a ground cover in the mixed shade border, mass planting as a groundcover deer resistant, tolerates heavy shade|
English Ivy for Sale Online
Fast growing English Ivy is well known as a thick ground cover that chokes out weeds and covers bare spots in vibrant green color.
Using English Ivy in The Landscape
English Ivy makes a thick ground cover that chokes out weeds and covers bare spots in vibrant green color. It is a useful plant for erosion control on slopes. English Ivy's lovely green leaves last all year long, beautifully brightening the winter landscape with evergreen foliage that rarely if ever burns. It is fast growing and perfect for creating a privacy screen or romantic nook when grown on a fence or trellis. This graceful and versatile vine is a winner in a variety of situations as you'll see.
We suggest when planting your newly purchased English Ivy plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. These are sold and shipped in plugs so planting is a breeze. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardener’s best friend and can help guarantee your success.