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Question by  worker36 (23)

How long before English Ivy takes hold?

I planted a lot of English Ivy to cover a fence.


Answer by  srainne (2597)

By winter, the English Ivy should have spread pretty quickly. Just remember to prune back some of the stems and then the plant will fill out by Spring.


Answer by  TMyers (1084)

English Ivy general takes a few months to start to spread and depending on the size of the fence it could take between 2 and 3 years to thoroughly cover a fence.


Answer by  Liz90 (10)

It will grow faster if it faces the sun and you used fertile soil, with compost or fertilizer. Once it starts growing it will take off in no time.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

It needs to establish a good root system, dry molasses can help. Rule of thumb is 8 weeks to establish a growing plant, and then it may take 3 seasons to get a really well-growing coverage plant. Rome wasn't built in a day and this IS a fast grower.


Answer by  Jalaine11 (2043)

It will take you English Ivy 3-4 years to really take hold. Beware that once it starts to really grow it will spread and will begin to strangulate the plants around it.

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