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Hedera helix – Baltic / English Ivy

ivy - baltic ivy - english ivy

Baltic Ivy (Hedera helix ‘Baltica’) and English Ivy (Hedera helix) are two varieties of the same species with some notable differences. Both are evergreen climbing or trailing plants, often used for ground cover or as ornamental vines. Baltic Ivy is recognized for its smaller, darker green leaves compared to the larger and more lobed leaves of English Ivy. The varietal name ‘Baltica’ refers to its origin, as it is a cultivar selected for its cold tolerance and ability to withstand harsher winter conditions, making it suitable for colder climates.

On the other hand, English Ivy, the broader category encompassing various cultivars, is known for its versatility and adaptability to different growing conditions. While Baltic Ivy is specifically chosen for its resilience in colder climates, English Ivy varieties may exhibit varying leaf sizes, shapes, and colors. Both varieties are valued for their ability to provide dense ground cover and climbing capabilities, with English Ivy often displaying a broader range of leaf variations compared to the more uniform appearance of Baltic Ivy.

Height: 8″ – 10″

Width: 20+’

Watering and soil: Average well drained soil. Salt tolerant.

Exposure: Sun or shade.

Varieties: Baltic, Thorndale.

Category: Sun Perennials – Sun Plants – Sunny Plants – Ivy near me