I want to cover about 150' long concrete wall about 10' high on the side of my property with English ivy. I live in West Palm Beach, Florida.Will it thrive in our climate? Will this cling to the concrete wall? If so how many plants do you suggest? Also is it evergreen?
I think it will thrive in your area. English ivy is known to do well
into USDA climate zone 9b. West Palm Beach used to be in 9b, but with
the recent changes to the USDA climate zone map, your area is now in
10a. I saw this morning that someone reported it doing well in
Haverhill, to the west of you.
It will cling to the concrete wall.
English ivy is evergreen. Here is an article I wrote for my blog about English ivy.
Here is an article about planting distance that I wrote for my blog. It
was a question from a shopper about English ivy. I hope it helps.
You might also consider Ficus pumila (creeping fig) for your wall.
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