Ivy and wisteria plants are very strong growers. Learn more about how they can add to your outdoor landscape.
There are many different types of Ivy plants and most are grown as climbers or groundcovers. We are used to seeing them indoors but there are many that are quite comfortable outdoors as well. We find the most popular Ivies to grow outdoors in our climate to be English Ivy & Boston Ivy. They are generally fast growing & easy to grow. The size shape and colour of the leaves depends on the variety though most Ivies are evergreens. Please check with the Garden Centre on care & pruning.
English Ivy (Hedera helix)
English Ivy is a superb climber, clinging to almost any surface it touches. Grows to be quite large, over time reaching 50’ or more in some cases. It has glossy dark green leaves throughout the year.
Boston Ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata)
Boston Ivy has a pronounced presence in any landscape but is known for growing on Boston Universities – hence the name “Ivy League”. This fast growing Ivy will take you on a colourful tour throughout the seasons.
Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)
Vigorous and fast-growing, this outstanding climber or ground cover will grow in nearly any soil and light situation. Interesting five-pointed leaves are an average green colour turning a brilliant crimson in the fall.
Wisteria in any variety are showstoppers! Exquisite chains in shades of white, pink & purple flowers cascading from the stems in spring. A very vigorous vine, it can grow quite heavy and needs ample support. Wisteria primarily blooms on old wood but there are some varieties that grow on new wood. You should clarify which variety you have before pruning.