Pat Hammer's Top Plant Recommendation: Favorite Unique Ivies for Southern California.
Congesta Ivy - Hedera helix 'Congesta'
This ivy grow grows on upright stems with little or no petioles that gives the plant the ladder or stacked look. The foliage is small, very dark green, thick and leathery and arrow shaped.
Conglomerata Ivy - Hedera helix 'Conglomerata'
Is very similar to 'Conjesta' but the leaves have rounded lobes and when the stem gets to tall it tends to fall over and begin the upright habit again.
Maple Leaf Ivy - Hedera helix 'Maple Leaf'
This ivy has larger leaves 2-3" long, medium green and deeply lobed resembling a cut leave maple.
Spetchley Ivy - Hedera helix 'Spetchley'
This little ivy is one of the smallest with leaves about 1/2" long and as wide. It is slow growing, non-invasive, very dark green with foliage that is thick and leathery like a succulent.