Skip to Questions

Ask PHS

Useful Tip: Start typing the question or type the keywords you are interested in. If your question hasn't been asked yet an email form will appear.
Q

Is it OK to plant English ivy around the base of a cherry tree located on one of our residential streets in Philadelphia?

If it is OK what precautions should be taken to not endanger the tree?
Last Updated: Sep 17, 2013  |  44 Views

Was this helpful? 1   0
A

Answer

English ivy is probably not a good option.  You would have to monitor it carefully to be sure it didn't climb up the tree, and it forms a dense mat that takes nutrients away from the tree.  It also is difficult to keep constrained if it is in a garden bed.  You might want to consider perennial vince (periwinkle) that gets a pretty blue flower in the spring.

Answered by Aska GardenerBookmark and Share

Other Answers / Comments (0)

    More Ways to Ask Questions