Baltic Ivy

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A Hardy, Fast Spreading Groundcover Baltic Ivy

Don't settle with groundcover that ignores bare patches or doesn't grow quickly enough to prevent erosion. Baltic Ivy (Hedera helix var. baltica) will gladly do the job twice as well as any other groundcover. This wonderful ivy is attractive and spreads thoroughly, quickly, and without objection to brick, cement, or wood.

This perennial broadleaf might as well be the go-to model for those faux ivies you see everywhere. With its three-lobed leaves and variance in green, this plant is unbeatable. Its leaves are more petite than English Ivy but maintain that classic ivy shape. In addition to providing a more compact ivy appearance, Baltic Ivy performs better through the winter. In fact, this is one of the cold hardiest ivies you will find!

Blanket your garden with rich green foliage that is highlighted with thin, pale green veins. Plant your Baltic Ivy over sand, stone, or cement and it will grab hold quickly and spread its verdant personality without hesitation. It can help hide those better-left-unseen areas of your garden or add green to a bare or dull part of your yard.

Because of its compact nature and dense foliage, Baltic Ivy makes a wonderful privacy screen for your porch or patio. It will joyfully climb trellis or fencing. Hide that outdoor A/C unit or build a box around unsightly plumbing and let Baltic Ivy do what it does best: grow, grow, grow.

This evergreen groundcover stays true green through winter and is easy to care for.

To keep this classic ground cover thriving, provide it with partial shade or full sun and medium-moisture, well-drained soil. Water yours once its soil begins to appear dry.

Baltic Ivy will climb upwards of twenty-five feet and spreads when allowed to cling to wood or brick for that perfect cottage or rustic appearance. This handsome, self-clinging plant is happy to help control erosion or naturalize an area of your yard.

Baltic Ivy is a winning groundcover with exceptional privacy applications. Its foliage sprouts with variations of green, adding more interest and appeal than other groundcovers.

Low-maintenance, fast-growing, attractive, and all you can ask for in a groundcover: Baltic Ivy. Baltic Ivy is sure to give your house a worldly feel and leave you with plenty of time to read a good book or enjoy a cup of tea.

  • Fast-Growing
  • Highly Cold-Tolerant
  • Self-Clinging to a Wide Range of Surfaces

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Baltic Ivy Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hedera helix var. baltica
Mature Height 25 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 10 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Full Shade
Soil Well-drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Woody Perennial Broadleaved Evergreen
Foliage Woody Perennial Broadleaved Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes