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The English ivy plant is classified as the helix hedra. These particular plants are evergreen perennials that are also know as woody vines. There are many benefits to having the English ivy on and around your property, but you should fully understand all the characteristics of this unique plant before you decide to plant it, to later realize it was not the plant you were expecting. Here are some tips on how to care for and how to properly grown the English ivy in and around your home.
English ivy plants work particularly well as ground covers on your property. They have the ability to spread across the ground horizontally for a great distance and can reach almost eight inches in height. They help to prevent soil erosion because of the extremely strong quality of the plant. Once they have taken root and begin to crawl, the strength of the ivy is significant. This helix hedra grows particularly well in hardy growing zones and can climb to significant heights due to the aerial rootlets attached to the ivy.