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Hedera helix 'Baltica' - Baltic Ivy

Groundcovers

Hedera helix 'Baltica'

English Ivy

A wonderful variety of Ivy, Baltic is a delightful evergreen groundcover that boasts a deep green color and interesting white veins. It is a vigorous, aggressive, fast-growing, woody perennial that is primarily grown as a climbing vine or trailing ground cover. It is noted for its roots which attach to most surfaces. Baltic Ivy looks great in containers and hanging baskets or can be sheared and trained as topiary. 


It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider covering it with a thick layer of mulch in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder zones. Considered to be invasive in certain areas of the country such as the Pacific Northwest. Climbing/spreading plants will grow somewhat indefinitely in length.

English Ivy Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade.

Height:

4-6 Inches

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Spread:

3-25 Feet

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Hardiness Zone:

5 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Hedera helix 'Baltica'

Exposure
Partial Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Spring
Summer
Attributes
Mass Planting
Edging
Rock Garden
Evergreen
Salt Tolerant
Ground Cover
Climbing
Great Foliage
Container
Great Companion Plants for Hedera helix 'Baltica'
Plantain Lily Plantain Lily (Hosta 'Night Before Christmas')
Sedge Sedge (Carex oshimensis 'Evergold')
Similar Plants to Hedera helix 'Baltica'
English Ivy English Ivy (Hedera helix 'Teardrop')
English Ivy English Ivy (Hedera helix 'Thorndale')
English Ivy English Ivy (Hedera helix 'Needlepoint')
Wintercreeper Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei 'Coloratus')