English Ivy Plants
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How Can I Retrain Ivy?

Kristenr added on December 13, 2019 | Answered

I was gifted this ivy wreath for the holidays. It’s rooted in a pot. How can I retrain it for planting outdoors as a ground cover or training it up a pergola? Thank you!

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BushDoctor
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Answered on December 19, 2019

This will be quite simple! Just remove any twine, metal framing, or other trellising, remove the lights, and anything that is not the plant itself.

Untangle, and trim the top half of the outstretched ivy off. Transplant in Spring when the ground warms up some, and care for it until it covers the area that you intend to cover.

These articles will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/category/ornamental/groundcover/english-ivy

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