English Ivy, Common Ivy
Hedera helix 'Wilsonii'

Family: Araliaceae
Genus: Hedera (HED-er-uh) (Info)
Species: helix (HEE-licks) (Info)
Cultivar: Wilsonii
Additional cultivar information:(aka Wilson)
Hybridized by Wilson

Category:

Groundcovers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Provides winter interest

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)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

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:

Macy, Indiana

Oak Ridge, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 11, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

There are hundreds of H. helix cultivars. Most have green leaves, but the variegated and novelty forms tend to be less hardy. Wilson's English Ivy is cold hardy in Zones 5a/b, but may still be damaged somewhat in harsh winters or in exposed locations. I bought this cultivar in a "10-pack" with the express purpose of introducing it to climb on large mature oak trees. It has, after eight years, done that real well, and has covered the trunks of some large trees up to a height of 20-25 feet. It has also withstood winter temperatures down to -20F with bone-chilling winds with no major damage. It can tend to spread out at the base of trees and spread into grass. However, a shovel can be used to keep lateral growth in check around the tree base. Foliage is attractive year round, but is a fresh d... read more