Needlepoint Ivy has long, pointed leaves in various sizes that are closely spaced. The leaves are smaller and more delicate looking than English Ivy with an elongated lobe in the middle of the leaf. Needlepoint will grow outdoors as a groundcover where other things will not grow such as under trees or on slopes. It will attach itself to most surfaces so use it on walls and trellises and also indoors as a house plant or as a topiary. It is not as hardy as other varieties.
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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