English Ivy Alternatives – Grow These Native Plants Instead

Close up of ivy vines

Invasive English ivy causes a lot of problems in North America. It spreads rapidly, harms trees, and outcompetes native plants. If you have ivy in your garden, consider removing it. Using native vines or groundcover to replace ivy, you can transform your garden and make it friendlier to the ecosystem in your area. The Problem of English Ivy English ivy is an evergreen vine native to parts of Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia. It came to North America as an ornamental landscape plant. With a support on which to grow, ivy can reach heights of 90 feet (27 m) or more. It is an attractive plant with dark green, three-lobed leaves. It is easy to grow and grows quickly. It is one of the few garden plants that can grow even in deep shade. These are the properties that made English ivy a desirable landscaping plant, but it also […]

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