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Q.Boston ivy

Zone 60618 | Anonymous added on May 20, 2020 | Answered

I live in Chicago. It has been a cool wet spring. I have a Boston ivy on my fence and I’ve noticed it is taking a while for the leaves to bloom this year. Does that have to do with the cold wet spring we are having? I’ve also noticed vine is not ever blooming.

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Answered on May 23, 2020

You have answered your question -- the ivy will begin to grow following its natural course. If the weather has been particularly cool, it may take a while for growing to get started. If the ivy gets trimmed back each year, you may not be seeing blooms because they primarily take place on older, adult branches. Here are some articles for you:

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