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PlantFiles: English Ivy, Common Ivy
Hedera helix 'Gold Dust'

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

10 members have or want this plant for trade.

Vines and Climbers

under 6 in. (15 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

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:
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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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive HUERDM1 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 ineedacupoftea 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.


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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