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Growing English Ivy

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English ivy is a hardy vining plant that grows very well in warm weather and is easy enough to grow, even for the novice gardener. This is a guide about growing English ivy.
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February 23, 2013

Please be careful with English ivy. I planted some several years ago and it has really caused me a lot of problems. One problem is that it climbed up the side of my house. I planted it to cover my foundation on one side of my house and it has pulled some of the siding loose.

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March 4, 2019

There is a parking garage in my neighborhood that will put up a metal screen and grow Virginia creeper and English ivy in order to cover up the façade and blend in with the residential area. I would like to know if you recommend those two plants to grow next to each other or if it would be better to use only one plant.

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March 5, 20190 found this helpful

Virginia creeper is very aggressive when planted in the shade. It will probably take over the English Ivy.

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March 6, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you! I was thinking the same, thats why I posted the question.

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October 16, 2010

Can English ivy coexist with hosta plants or will the ivy kill off the hostas?

Hardiness Zone: 6a

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October 22, 20100 found this helpful

English Ivy will kill off anything it is near! If you want any, put in a hanging basket and be sure and keep it over cement!

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October 22, 20100 found this helpful

English Ivy will kill off anything it is near! If you want any, put in a hanging basket and be sure and keep it over cement!

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May 12, 20140 found this helpful

I have had English ivy, on the side of my house, for the past 6 years that has done wonderfully. This year after a long winter and a slow start to spring my ivy, as of May 12, still has not taken on any leaves. Should I be worried?

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