What does English Ivy look like and where could I buy it?

Hi Everyone:

I live in the NE and always used the standard American Ivy and with our harsh winters find the following spring that if the ivy was not established I lost it. My friend said to try the English Ivy it would weather better and survive, but I can't find it and I don't know what it looks like. I was in Central Park yesterday and saw a smaller leaf ivy all over the stone walls ~ is this English Ivy???

  3 answers
  • Kathy Kathy on Oct 20, 2018

    I don't that any places would have it now, but Home Depot and Lowes carry it in the growing season. You can also check Amazon.

  • Oliva Oliva on Oct 20, 2018

    Before you replace your ivy, be advised it will damage mortar, over time.

    It's also great at creating hiding places for wasps, which prove hazardous for those with allergies.

  • Craft Invaders Craft Invaders on Oct 21, 2018

    This is wild English Ivy growing on a tree (here in the UK) You can see how thick the stems get and imagine why it can damage buildings and trees. It is hugely important here in the UK for our wildlife and is just coming into flower now. It is beautiful and lovely to use as greenery for decoration but I wouldn't advise planting it up buildings as it WILL damage them :)