- Broadleaved Evergreen Color Year-Round
- Use as a Climbing Vine or Groundcover
- Green Leaves Features Creamy White Veins
- Easy to Grow in Full Sun or Partial Shade
- Fast Growth Rate
- Fantastic "Spiller" in Containers
- Can Be Used as a Houseplant
- Suppress Weeds With a Classic Look
- Root Hairs Cling Without Support to Block Retaining Walls and Slab Walls
- Cold Hardy and Heat Tolerant
- Can Be Grown in Many USDA Hardiness Zones
- Adaptable to a Variety of Soil Types
- Shipping Restrictions May Apply in Your Area
Love the elegant look of year-round green foliage, and the easy-care nature of classic English Ivy? In the appropriate climate, there is perhaps nothing that compares to the grace and charm of an Ivy-covered wall or planting.
Thorndale English Ivy (Hedera helix 'Thorndale') features larger leaves than other varieties of English Ivy. This lobed, dark green foliage is gorgeously glossy and displays prominent, creamy white veins.
Thorndale is a vigorous, evergreen, self-clinging or trailing vine. Use these low-maintenance plants outdoors to give deep green color year-round. It will grow quickly to hide eyesores and boost the sophistication of your landscape.
Use this handsome broadleaved evergreen as a wide-spreading groundcover to suppress weeds. They make a terrific lawn alternative.
Add several at the base of walls to cling and cover. Ivy grows specialized aerial rootlets that can attach to brick, wood and cement. No support needed!
You'll adore the "Living Walls" created by these hard-working vining plants. Nothing is easier, and the end results are well worth it!
People love using this beautiful English Ivy at the edge of exterior containers or hanging baskets. They'll play the "Spiller" role to polish the entire arrangement with soft style.
They can also be grown as a lovely hanging houseplant. Helix hedera was a top-performer on NASA's Clean Air Study. Beautify your space and clean mold and volatile organic chemicals with Thorndale Ivy.
It's been beloved for many centuries, and can be safely used to soften hard lines in your landscape across the United States. In some climates, it grows a bit "too well."
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Live in the right climate? There is simply nothing like Ivy to provide a beautiful green backdrop. It grows quickly to lend your space well-deserved, age-old dignity.
You'll be thrilled with the lush look Thorndale Ivy delivers. Order from the expert growers at Nature Hills today.
How to Use Thorndale English Ivy in the Landscape
Wouldn't you rather see green foliage than unsightly retaining walls? Plant these along the base of your hardscaped design elements and turn them into a magnificent garden feature.
Cover a trellis to screen your outdoor kitchen or entertainment area. Prep an enclosure to hide the garbage cans or compost pile. Use Ivy as a climbing vine to hide it all away. Presto!
They are wonderful groundcovers on slopes, and much safer than trying to mow turf. Create a dense mass planting in a hurry by planting these vines 30 inches apart starting at the top of the slope.
Add additional rows 5 to 10 feet down the slope. The closer you space them, the faster they fill in for you.
Train them to fill in downwards. It won't take long at all to achieve a pretty "sea" of green.
Mulch between plants and keep new mass plantings weeded. Water regularly during the first season, and in times of drought.
Ivy leaves create a thick canopy a bit above ground level. They suppress weeds and look amazing at the same time.
Let them cover a boring old chain link fence. Create a cool, green, shaded private space for yourself and your family in a jiffy.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Provide well-drained soil, if possible. Ivy is quite adaptable, but you'll get the best results if water drains away quickly.
Ivy is very hardy and trouble-free. It tolerates full sun or partial shade with at least four hours of direct sunlight a day.
It thrives with a regular schedule of medium water. Use a light layer of wood mulch over the top to protect against winter damage in Zone 5.
Remember to give a good, long drink in late fall before you turn off the hose or sprinkler system for the winter. Good hydration protects the evergreen foliage from searing winter winds.
Contain the spread or height by trimming up the edges with a pair of garden shears at any time. Rejuvenate the vines in early spring by pruning out thick, woody stems just above a swelling bud at a 45-degree angle. You'll enjoy a fresh green flush of growth.
If you grow your Thorndale English Ivy as a houseplant, give them bright light and regular water. Mist them regularly for proper humidity levels. You'll love their perky style in large hanging baskets.
These classic plants have earned a spot in the hearts and minds of gardeners across the globe. If we can safely ship into your climate, enjoy them in your landscape. Order Thorndale Ivy today!
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
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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|Botanical Name||Hedera helix 'Thorndale'|
|Mature Height||12 - 15 feet|
|Mature Spread||6 - 8 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|When To Prune||Early Spring|