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Hedera helix 'Needlepoint' (English Ivy)

English Ivy 'Needlepoint', Common Ivy 'Needlepoint', European Ivy 'Needlepoint', Ivy 'Needlepoint'


Hedera helix 'Needlepoint' (English Ivy) is a small evergreen climber with elegant, dark green leaves adorned with 3-5 sharply pointed lobes. The leaves are small but set close together. Extremely ornamental, this versatile ivy is perfect for hanging baskets or other containers, or as a groundcover or as a clinging vine for a stone wall.

  • May grow up to 3 ft. tall (90 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.
  • Hedera helix species is native to Europe, Western Asia, North Africa.
  • Find where this species is invasive in the United States.
  • Discover beautiful U.S. native plant alternatives.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 10
Heat Zones 6 – 12
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)
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 Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 10
Heat Zones 6 – 12
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)
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 Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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