Question - Is Hedera ivy the same as English ivy?

Answered by: Joshua Nelson  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 24-08-2021  |  Views: 851  |  Total Questions: 14

Hedera helix, commonly known as English ivy, is a vigorous, aggressive, fast-growing, woody evergreen perennial that is primarily grown as a climbing vine or trailing ground cover. Genus name is the Latin name for ivy. Both English ivy and wintercreeper stay green in winter, and both are non-native invasives. English ivy, lobed, and Wintercreeper, unlobed, at the same site. Mature English ivy does not produce any rootlets. Poison ivy roots are nearly as fine as hair and form a dense mat of dark, sometimes reddish, color. Identification. Ivy on the ground and on trees at eye level has dark green leaves with three to five lobes and whitish lines. On trees with older ivy, mature foliage appears. Only mature ivy flowers and seeds. Ecological Threat English Ivy can also kill trees by growing up the trunks and eventually overtaking the canopy and preventing the tree from acquiring sun that it requires. Wildlife is affected by the altered ecosystems, and the leaf litter changes the nutrient content of the soil.

https://blog.outdoorherbivore.com/camp-tips/dont-touch-these-poisonous-plants/

Poison Ivy is the most common poisonous plant you'll encounter and causes an itchy rash for most people who touch it. The rash is caused by urushiol, a clear liquid compound found in the sap. Despite its common name as an ivy, poison ivy is not a true ivy because it does not always climb.

https://www.healthline.com/health/5-fast-facts-english-ivy

English ivy is mildly toxic when taken orally. Animals and children may vomit, have diarrhea, or develop neurological conditions. The leaves can cause an allergic skin reaction, if you touch them.

https://dengarden.com/gardening/Dangerous-Beauties-Twenty-Toxic-Houseplants-to-Avoid-Around-Children

Ivy. Humans: Ivy can cause severe skin irritation. Ingestion can cause burning in the mouth and throat, stupor, convulsions, fever, and rash. Usually symptoms are only severe if large amounts of the plant are eaten.

https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellness_articles.asp?id=1955

English ivy, also known as California or sweetheart ivy, is another common indoor decorative plant that can be toxic to dogs and cats if eaten. Symptoms of intoxication from English ivy can include abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea or excessive salivation.

https://dengarden.com/gardening/English-Ivy-Facts-Uses-and-Problems

The plant is generally considered to be only mildly poisonous, but the dangers of plant ingestion increase with the amount that is eaten. A standardized extract made from the English Ivy plant is generally safe, depending on how the extract is made. It may even be useful medicinally.

https://learn.allergyandair.com/houseplants-indoor-air-quality/

Often called English Ivy or European Ivy, Hedera helix is another popular houseplant that helps filter airborne toxins inside your home. According to NASA's Clean Air Study, English Ivy is effective at cleansing benzene, formaldehyde, xylene and toluene from the air. Caring for Hedera helix is relatively easy.

https://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/vine/hedhel/all.html

In Washington, DC, English ivy root depth ranged from 1 to 4. 13 inches (3. 0 -10. 5 cm) below the soil surface [169].

https://homeguides.sfgate.com/growing-english-ivy-outdoors-69330.html

English ivy needs regular watering until the plant is established, which usually takes one growing season. The plant benefits from about 1 inch of water every week, either through supplemental watering or natural rainfall. Keep the foliage as dry as possible when watering.

https://www.thespruce.com/english-ivy-plants-2132215

The fact that English ivy plants spread quickly means that they could be useful as ground covers for filling in hard-to-plant spots in your landscaping. At home indoors or out, English ivy does well planted in containers or baskets where its trailing vines can hang down.

https://www.flowershopnetwork.com/blog/flower-plant-care/plant-care/english-ivy-houseplant-care/

English Ivy (Hedera helix) plants prefer an evenly moist environment. Water the plants freely during growth. Keep English Ivy houseplants moist in the winter. Spraying English Ivy with soft water weekly will help prevent spider mites from infesting the plants.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/english-ivy/english-ivy-plant-care.htm

Growing English Ivy Plants Space the plants 18 to 24 inches apart, or 1 foot apart for quicker coverage. The vines grow 50 feet long or more, but don't expect quick results in the beginning. The first year after planting, the vines grow very slowly, and in the second year they begin to put on noticeable growth.

https://wa.kaiserpermanente.org/kbase/topic.jhtml?docId=hn-2116002

Ivy leaf is approved by the German Commission E for use against chronic inflammatory bronchial conditions and productive coughs due to its actions as an expectorant. 9. One double-blind human trial found ivy leaf to be as effective as the drug ambroxol for treating the symptoms of chronic bronchitis.

https://gardening.yardener.com/Using-English-Ivy

Blackbirds and others feed on the berries of the mature climbing plants; other birds like to nest or roost in the ivy's thick growth next to a heat retaining masonry wall. Few animals eat the ivy plant.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=192

Glyphosate and triclopyr: Ivy that is growing vertically can be killed by severing the stem close to soil level and treating the stump with a stump and rootkiller containing glyphosate (e. g. Roundup Tree Stump & Rootkiller, SBM Job done Tough Tree Stump Killer (soluble sachet only), Doff Tree Stump & Tough Weedkiller