Hahn’s Ivy has pointed, star-shaped leaves that are dark green. It is a bushy plant that will grow outdoors as a groundcover and also indoors as a house plant. It is not as hardy as other ivy varieties. In hot climates, plant Hahn’s where it will get protection from the hot afternoon sun or it may burn. As a ground cover, ivy is great for controlling erosion on slopes or slightly sloped ground where grass will not grow.
Many people like a decorated wall and will allow ivy to crawl up. Be aware that this may cause some slight damage to the wall especially if you try to remove it. Trees are no different. If allowed to climb a tree un-groomed, it can block the sunlight from the canopy. If allowed to climb a wall or tree, keep ivy trimmed to prevent blocking of sunlight or damage to eaves and roofing. To remove ivy, cut it at ground level and separate it from it’s water source. It will wither and die.
Spacing: Plant 10” to 18” apart.
Height: Grows 4” to 6” tall.
How To Grow: Plant in part sun to full shade.
Outstanding Features: Ivy is an excellent ground cover, but aggressive once established; prefers rich, acidic loamy soil but tolerates a range; drought tolerant. Some varieties are more hardy than others.
Tips: Ivy prefers moderately moist soil.
Uses: Garden Bed, Containers, Borders, Landscapes
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