English Ivy, Common Ivy
Hedera helix 'Baltica'

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

Category:

Vines and Climbers

Height:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

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

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

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood 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:

Malvern, Arkansas

Clifton, Colorado

Kansas City, Missouri

Syracuse, New York

Cleveland, Ohio

Garrettsville, Ohio

Onalaska, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 30, 2009, giftgas from Everson, WA (Zone 7b) wrote:

This is probably the only choice for people who want an ivy that "looks" like ivy, but don't want to deal with H. hibernica...

This plant is sometimes confused with the ivies known as "Irish Ivy" H. hibernica, and English Ivy (H. helix) 'Thorndale'...

How does one tell the difference?

If it looks like a purple dinosaur egg in winter, then it's NOT Baltica.

If it's growing slowly, then it's NOT Baltica.

If it grows "ok" and has "white veins" in the summer, then it most likely IS Baltica.

Positive

On Jan 17, 2006, ineedacupoftea from Denver, CO wrote:

Nicely textured foliage is most winterburn tolerant and very hardy. Slower growing than the species, sometimes branching in habit while on the ground.