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Fruit FlowerLeaf Common name: English ivyFamily: Araliaceae Hedera helix Pattern - opposite Shape – juvenile is lobed, mature is rhombic Tip - acuminate.

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1 Fruit FlowerLeaf Common name: English ivyFamily: Araliaceae Hedera helix Pattern - opposite Shape – juvenile is lobed, mature is rhombic Tip - acuminate Base – cordate Margin – entire Length – 3 to 4 inches Bisexual, regular, greenish-white. Fruit is a blue-black drupe. Inflorescence Umbel Back to plant list menu Next Main menu Back to ground cover list menu

2 English ivy is most often grown as a ground cover. It also climbs structures and trees. Native to Europe and Russia. Has become invasive in some locations. Back to plant list menu NextBack Main menu Hedera helix Back to ground cover list menu

3 Growth habit – A vine that can cover garden areas or climb structures. Climbs by adventitious roots. The mature form can be grown as a small globose shrub. Back to plant list menu NextBack Main menu Hedera helix Back to ground cover list menu

4 Flower and fruit – Flowers are small and greenish-white with stamens alternating with petals. Fruit is a blue-black drupe. Back to plant list menu NextBack Main menu Hedera helix Back to ground cover list menu

5 Leaf – Leaves are alternate, simple and differ between the juvenile and mature phases. Juvenile leaves are lobed and the stems and petioles are reddish- purple. Back to plant list menu NextBack Main menu Hedera helix Back to ground cover list menu

6 Leaf – Mature leaves are entire and rhombic in shape. Stems lack red coloration. Back to plant list menu NextBack Main menu Hedera helix Back to ground cover list menu

7 Full sun to dense shade. Prefers a rich, moist, well- drained soil, but does well in most landscape sites. Needs pruning to keep in bounds. Culture: Back to plant list menu NextBack Main menu Hedera helix Back to ground cover list menu

8 ‘Baltica’ – Winter hardy form with small leaves. There are hundreds of culitvars selected for leaf coloration and shape. Some are better used indoors because of winter hardiness. Back to plant list menu NextBack Main menu Hedera helix Back to ground cover list menu

9 Variegated juvenile forms. Cultivars: Back to plant list menu Back Main menu Hedera helix Back to ground cover list menu


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