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English Ivy


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From:Date:Zone:
Grace29-Jun-00 12:55 PM EST   
H.H.Gardener01-Jul-00 12:43 AM EST   
H.H.Gardener01-Jul-00 12:44 AM EST   
Grace08-Jul-00 07:56 PM EST   
Margaret Graham06-Jan-01 05:17 PM EST   
terry11-Apr-01 12:29 PM EST   
Tonylyn11-Apr-01 01:02 PM EST   
glen11-Apr-01 02:40 PM EST   
Ed 11-Apr-01 08:33 PM EST   
grace11-Apr-01 10:37 PM EST   


Subject: English Ivy
From: Grace
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Date: 29-Jun-00 12:55 PM EST

I need to know whether I can expect an English Ivy to grow in zone 2 0r 3 as a perennial. I'd like to grow one against the house, and have it come back every year. Does anyone have one? Also, does anyone know of a good website for houseplants? Thanks!!


Subject: RE: English Ivy
From: H.H.Gardener
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Date: 01-Jul-00 12:43 AM EST

Most English Ivies are perennial in zones 4 to 9, so I do not believe they will survive in your zone. Cornus canadensis (Bunchberry) will tolerate zone 2 and grows 6" tall with a creeping woody stem. Needs rich humus soil.


Subject: RE: English Ivy
From: H.H.Gardener
Zone:
Date: 01-Jul-00 12:44 AM EST

Most English Ivies are perennial in zones 4 to 9, so I do not believe they will survive in your zone. Cornus canadensis (Bunchberry) will tolerate zone 2 and grows 6" tall with a creeping woody stem. Needs rich humus soil. Perhaps someone else will be able to supply you with a site for House Plants. I may be able to assist you if you have a question about a particular house plant.


Subject: RE: English Ivy
From: Grace
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Date: 08-Jul-00 07:56 PM EST

Thanks for the info. I don't know whether I can get that Bunchberry anymore this season, or whether it would do anything anymore this season, but I'll keep it in mind for next year.


Subject: RE: English Ivy
From: Margaret Graham
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Date: 06-Jan-01 05:17 PM EST

Would like information on how to grow English Ivy indoors.What degree if light,temperature,moisture and how often to be fertized and what type of fertilizer. Thank you.


Subject: RE: English Ivy
From: terry
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Date: 11-Apr-01 12:29 PM EST

i have an english ivy and in the winter the leaves turn yellow, then brown and fall off. they are in side plants.i live up north,and heat with propane. any advice.thank you


Subject: RE: English Ivy
From: Tonylyn
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Date: 11-Apr-01 01:02 PM EST

You might want to try Engelman Ivy in your zone. I live in zone 3 and engelman ivy does very well.


Subject: RE: English Ivy
From: glen
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Date: 11-Apr-01 02:40 PM EST

I could be wrong, but believe that english ivy is only borderline hardy in zone 4 in a sheltered location, so that can be why I've never heard of anyone in zone 3 or 2 growing it. One year I planted a houseplant english ivy outside, but it didn't survive winter. Then again, there could be different types and some may be hardier. Anyways, engleman ivy and virginia creeper can be used as ground covers. I believe the difference between these two is that one climbs by producing small suction cups and the other by twisting itself around the trellis. My virginia creeper grows up a trellis, but some branches constantly grown at the ground level, creeping along the ground and even rooting.


Subject: RE: English Ivy
From: Ed
Zone:
Date: 11-Apr-01 08:33 PM EST

Terry, I don't think propane or up north has anything to do with your problem Looks to me like too much water and / or poor drainage with the result that the roots are deprived of oxygen. Allowing the soil or other growing medium to dry out slightly between waterings will allow the roots to "breathe". Growing E ivy as perennials below Zone 5 would be satisfacftory only in selected well protected locations AS house plants, they are not particular as to light, need regular watering and only occasional feeding. Soluble 20-20-20 at half strength twice monthly would do necely.


Subject: RE: English Ivy
From: grace
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Date: 11-Apr-01 10:37 PM EST

Will Bunchberry interfere with the house foundation? Is it invasive?


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