Native to Europe, English ivy (Hedera helix) is a popular ground cover and vine common in institutional landscapes. On the ground, its stems of large, lustrous three-pointed green leaves grow up to 3 feet per year. Planted as a climber, English ivy grows up to 9 feet annually.
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