English Ivy growth in shade vs full sun

Asked August 9, 2019, 7:23 PM EDT

Is there scientific research indicating that English Ivy will grow back more quickly from a plot it's been removed from if the plot is exposed to full sun, whereas more slowly in more shade? The location is in Portland.

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for your question. I have attempted to find research implicating sunlight as a factor in growth patterns with this plant. My review suggests that it is not as light-sensitive as many other species. https://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/english-ivy-invasive-weed-pacific-northwest https://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/english-ivy-can-be-contained But you are able to research further using search terms of ‘light sensitive english ivy site:edu’ Good luck!