Ivy has been used for ages as a shade-loving groundcover or vine; it creates a dense mat on the ground until it finds something to climb on, then sends aerial roots into its support to grow up. Because it has these aerial roots, it's not the best choice for growing up brick walls.
Plant Name: Hedera selections
Size: Climbs to 30 feet
Note: English ivy is considered invasive in some areas; check local restrictions before planting it.
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