Fastest Growing Ivy Vines


Ivy vines have been used for centuries to cover masonry buildings (this is where the Ivy League got its name), fences and as a vigorous ground cover. Some ivy species will grow 50 to 60 feet high and are perfect in an urban setting. Others prefer conditions that are similar to the woods, where, in rich, well drained soil, they thrive. Whatever your environment, fast-growing ivy keeps you covered.

English Ivy

  • Picking up some English ivy plants means you'll need to be vigilant about its growth. Known as one of the fastest spreaders, English ivy can quickly invade neighboring areas of your garden if you don't vigilantly control it. This evergreen species can cover tree trunks and woodland floors, and thrives in moist, well-drained soil.

Virginia Creeper

Boston Ivy

  • Choose Boston ivy (also known as Japanese creeper) if you want to cover a masonry structure fast. This variety of ivy climbs as high as 50 to 60 feet and tolerates all sorts of soils. Easy to transplant, Boston ivy will cover windows and doors and is a good choice for an urban setting.

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