English Ivy

Distinguishing characteristics 

English Ivy, photo by Tom Forney

Juvenile ivy

  • Leaves have three to five points and are not rounded
  • Grows in a mat on the ground
  • Clings to trees

Mature ivy

  • Oval-shaped leaves
  • Has bushy stalks that rise a short distance above the ground
  • Spirals around trees and grows outward
  • Produces flowers in fall and berries in spring

Cut flowers from your blooming ivy and stop the berries and seeds from forming!

English Ivy Resources