English Ivy, Common Ivy 'Glacier'

Hedera helix

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


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:

Unknown - Tell us


30-40 ft. (9-12 m)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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


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


Grown for foliage

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

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


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

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Long Beach, California

Clifton, Colorado

Jacksonville, Florida

Cleveland, Ohio

Marshalls Creek, Pennsylvania

Ladys Island, South Carolina

Rockwood, Tennessee

Salt Lake City, Utah

Bellingham, Washington

Falling Waters, West Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 18, 2010, dicentra63 from West Valley City, UT (Zone 6b) wrote:

Vigorous and lovely, it took only four plants to cover the entire northeast side of my house.

Thrives in the shade, has no problem enduring the Zone 6 winter, and is now trying to wedge its way into my front door.


On Oct 17, 2008, mjolner88 from Bellingham, WA wrote:

5/10 for growth speed compared to other Hedera...

What it lacks in vigor is made up by its great looks, and its almost indestructible nature...a great beginners ivy.


On Sep 12, 2006, ineedacupoftea from Denver, CO wrote:

The most figorous variegated Hedera helix cultivar I've grown. I was supsrised how it decided to climb a wall in its second year, when I have had the green species H. helix take several years to decide it would cling. The pure white edges and all is white attractive and makes a great backdrop for darker plants or flowers.


On May 9, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

A vigorous evergreen vine that grows to 16-25 feet tall. Holds triangular, five-lobed leaves that are margined with ivory white.