Pat Hammer's Top Plant Recommendation: Favorite Hardy Green Ivies for Southern California.
Dragon Claw Ivy - Hedera helix 'Dragon Claw'
A very large curly leaf ivy that is happy to grow in full sun and also partial shade. The happier the ivy the curlier the foliage. The leaf is medium green to grey green with noticeable whitish veins.
Rochester Ivy - Hedera helix 'Rochester'
Is a medium green ivy with three lobes and the terminal lobe is longer than the leaf is wide and ends in rounded point. This ivy was reportedly found growing in Rochester, NY and hardy to the harsh winters of upper New York. It is fast growing and a very good for the landscape and topiary projects.
Walthamensis Ivy - Hedera helix 'Walthamensis'
A tried and true hardy landscape ivy with ivy ivy leaves (according to the Pierot classification) that are dark green with whitish veins. This ivy grows close to the ground and creates a low growing mat of dark green foliage.