English Ivy, Common Ivy
Hedera helix 'Gold Dust'

Family: Araliaceae
Genus: Hedera (HED-er-uh) (Info)
Species: helix (HEE-licks) (Info)
Cultivar: Gold Dust

Category:

Groundcovers

Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Mottled

Veined

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By simple layering

By air layering

By tip layering

By serpentine layering

By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Clifton, Colorado

Ellabell, Georgia

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Piedmont, Missouri

Cleveland, Ohio

Friendswood, Texas

Manor, Texas

San Angelo, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On May 30, 2008, HUERDM1 from Ellabell, GA wrote:

I planted this English Ivy in full shade at the base if a Holly tree and it did very well. The two together make a refreshing sight in the winter.

Positive

On Mar 5, 2006, ineedacupoftea from Denver, CO wrote:

This wonderful little H. helix cultivar/clone has the classic English Ivy shape with white flecks, and highly attractive reddish stems. The fine flecking shows up best on newer growth with bright but filtered or indirect light, and without overfertilization of Nitrogen. Some might think the variegation looks like mite damage, which reduces the potential sidespread popularity of this pretty little thing. Medium small in leaf and overall size.