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How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
English Ivy Plant Is A Ground Cover That Is Evergreen and Stays Lush and Green Year-Round
English Ivy (Hedera Helix) is a fast-growing and low-maintenance vine traced back to ancient Greece. This superb climber can reach heights of up to 80 feet with no problem.
This ivy is native to Europe, Russia, and Scandanavia. Hardiness zones are 4 to 9. The vines often bear dark greenish-yellow or greenish-white leaves.
The English Ivy does not grow fast in the beginning. It may take a season or two before it takes off; To get the best results from ivy plants, organic soil is a must. Then place each plant about a foot or so apart. Once the roots take hold, plants will cling to pretty much anything they come in contact with.
Unlike most plants that thirst for sunshine, English Ivy is just the opposite. These plants thrive in cool, shady areas. If you bald areas in your garden, they make great ground covering.
The cool thing about English Ivy is that you can also plant it indoors. You can use stakes, pots, or even baskets. However, successful indoor growth needs both direct and indirect sunlight, depending on the season.
Before planting English Ivy, gardeners should understand growth can get pretty aggressive. Too much, too fast can damage trees if not controlled.
English Ivy is as toxic as it is pretty. If ingested by humans, dogs, cats, and even livestock, the plant can cause serious illness. The symptoms can range from mild to severe. If or your pet experience high fever, drooling, and hallucinations after ingesting English Ivy, seek out medical treatment as soon as possible.
If you need to manage the ivy, there is nothing wrong with a bit of pruning. Never yank off vines because they could cause damage to trees or other objects. It's better just to cut away any excess vines.
English Ivy has a wide temperature growth range between 45 and 80 degrees. However, excessive cold winds and summer heat can be killer.
This ivy is one of the easiest to propagate. Just take a few tree trimmings with healthy roots and submerge them in water. In a few days, roots will grow. Either plant them in loose soil or in-ground cover, and they will take hold.
Pests, spiders, and mites can be controlled with a spray bottle of soapy water. Ivy can be susceptible to brown leaf disease. A 10 to 1 water to vinegar mix can usually help. Other than that, could you sit back and watch them spread?