Hedera helix 'English'
Zones 4 to 10; Sun to filtered sun, and tolerates deep shade.
Mature size can reach 12 to 18 inches height.
Leaves are dark green with white veins, waxy to leathery, and arranged alternately along the stem. Leaf forms include a 3 to 5-lobed leaf and cordate unlobed adult leaves. Exposed to full sun, mature plants may produce unlobed leaves and fertile flowering stems, usually high in the crowns of trees or the top of rock faces. The late summer until late autumn flowers are small, greenish-yellow.
Native to most of Europe and southwest Asia, it is an evergreen climbing plant, actually classified as a high climbing shrub.
In the right conditions, ivy can be a vigorous grower. Plants should be set about one to two inches deeper than the upper layer of the potting medium, for additional root development. Ivies grow best on sites where the soil is aerated and well drained. Ivy is not tolerant of extreme drought or extended wet soil conditions.