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Ivy 'Pittsburgh'

Hedera helix 'Pittsburgh'

English ivy 'Pittsburgh'

English ivy is grown primarily for its lush foliage, which forms a cool, green cover on walls or ground. It is a hardy, evergreen vine or groundcover, European in origin and attaches itself by aerial rootlets to climb.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Autumn
Fruiting time
Winter

Harvesting

Generally not harvested but foliage can be taken at any time for flower arrangements.

Propagation

Cuttings
Softwood cuttings can be taken at any time, semi-ripe of hardwood cuttings can be taken in Summer through to Winter.
Layering
Can be done at any time.

Special features

Geography

Origin
Europe

Environment

Light
Partial Sun, Full Sun, Full Shade
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Peat, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Acid, Alkaline
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Notes
A vigorous and easy to grow plant this ivy is frequently grown as ground cover on banks/slopes or under deciduous shrubs. It can also be planted in wall side borders to cover unsightly masonry or fences. It can also be grown through chain link fences to form living screens which can then be sheared to maintain their shape.

Personality

Family
Araliaceae
Flower colour
Yellow, Green
Scent
Mild

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