Boston Ivy

Privacy Landscaping Project


Anonymous added on February 27, 2018 | Answered

How do I transplant ivy from one location to another at this time of year? Should I try to root my ivy starts in water, in pots(inside) until spring or in the ground outside now?? Any advice would be appreciated. Or do you have a suggestion for another type of vine that will attach to lattice to provide privacy & will grow well in the shade of a large oak tree. Something that flowers would be great!!


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on March 3, 2018

Rooting your ivy in pots indoors, then transplanting outside is the best option. Rooting in water is possible, but the plants will develop a weaker root system and won't be as healthy. Here's how to do it:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/ivy/ivy-plant-propagation.htm

Here are some other ideas for vines for privacy screens, some of which will grow in shade:
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/vines-growing-a-living-screen/

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