Ivies for Small Moss Filled Topiary - Southern California
- Written by Pat Hammer
Anita Ivy - Hedera helix 'Anita'
Same as Midget only the small green leaves are deeply lobed and gives a finer texture.
Duck Foot Ivy - Hedera helix 'Duck Foot'
It is a medium green rounded lobed ivy with leaves mostly under 1 inch. It is a fast grower and can be easily controlled on topiary.
Lady Frances - Hedera helix 'Lady Frances'
'Lady Frances' is a beautiful and tough variegated white gray and green ivy with small leaves that sometimes have splashes of pink or red in cool weather.
Midget Ivy - Hedera helix 'Midget'
It is a small dark green birdfoot (needlepoint like) ivy that grows fast but remains very compact. The dark green color is great and it can easily be kept small.
Spetchley Ivy - Hedera helix 'Spetchley'
'Spetchley' is the smallest ivy I have grown. I love it because is grows very flat and hugs the form of a moss filled topiary. It is very slow growing and requires less water - resulting in less maintenance.