When Can You Spray Ivy With Weed Killer & Not Hurt It?

The weedkillers 2,4-D, glyphosate and triclopyr may slowly control English ivy or Hedera helix L., according to the Geosystems Research Institute at Mississippi State University. The ivy is less likely to be hurt during the growing season due to a waxy layer on the leaves and more likely to be hurt on sunny winter days, notes the Oregon State University Extension.

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