Hedera helix 'Baltica'

Baltica English Ivy, Common Ivy

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Baltica English Ivy is a fast-spreading woody evergreen vine that can climb or trail to moderate distances. The Juvenal stage is more adventurous and will attach to anything it reaches. The glossy lobed foliage is dark green with white veins and tints purple in winter.  Grows best with some shade and moist, well-drained soil.

NOTE: Very aggressive spreader that is listed as invasive in Georgia.

Type: 

Perennial, Vine

Height:

25’ - 50’

Spread: 

3’ - 25’

Spacing: 

15’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 9

Culture: 

Part SunFull Shade 

Bloom Color: 

White

Season of Interest: 

FallYear-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance.  Potential pests include aphids, mealybugs, caterpillars, loopers, and scale.  Mites can cause significant problems if not treated.  Watch for leaf spots, canker, bacterial leaf spot, stem rot and powdery mildew. Climbing vines on homes can cause damage if not monitored.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Specimen or Mass PlantingsWater Gardens or PondsWildlife Garden, Groundcover, Trellises and Walls, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Ajuga, Lilyturf, Periwinkle,

IMAGE: Photo by  James St. John, Hedera helix (English ivy) 2

 

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