Botanist's Glossary

Ivy - Hedera helix

  • Description
    • Ivy (Araliaceae family) is a creeping or climbing ligneous plant that can grow up to 30 meters. It uses tendrils to attach itself to trees, walls or rocks. The triangular-lobed leaves become entire and oval-shaped when the plant flowers and bears fruit. An ivy trunk will often have a circumference of 70 to 80 cm. Ivy plants can live for many centuries and survive the tree