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Hedera helix 'Ivalace' (English Ivy)

English Ivy 'Ivalace', Common Ivy 'Ivalace', European Ivy 'Ivalace', Ivy 'Ivalace'


A particularly attractive curly ivy, Hedera helix 'Ivalace' (English Ivy) is a small evergreen climber with broad, dark, shiny, 5-lobed leaves, 1 in. across (2.5 cm), adorned with wavy edges, giving the leaves a cupped and lacy appearance. Extremely ornamental, this versatile ivy does well as a houseplant, can be used as a groundcover in small areas, and trained in small topiaries.

  • The American Ivy Society has selected Hedera helix ‘Ivalace’ as the Ivy of the Year for 2011.
  • With a moderate to fast growth rate, this ivy grows up to 3 ft. tall (90 cm) and 4 ft. wide (120 cm).
  • A part shade to full shade lover, it is best grown in fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils. This plant is not fussy about soils and tolerates a wide range of conditions. Some drought tolerance, but produces its best foliage color in evenly moist soils. Provide shelter from cold, drying winds.
  • Susceptible to leaf spot, aphids, scale insects and vine weevil.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in summer
  • Ingestion may cause severe discomfort

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 11
Heat Zones 6 – 11
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Climbers, Perennials
Plant Family Hedera - Ivy
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 11
Heat Zones 6 – 11
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Climbers, Perennials
Plant Family Hedera - Ivy
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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