This plant can climb 30-40 feet, and is a lovely, evergreen, variegated ivy with green and white (1 1/2- to 2 1/2-inch) leaves.
It is primarily grown as a trailing ground cover lawn alternative: especially beneath large trees, to cover bald spots where grass won't grow. It is also popular for topiaries and as a climbing vine - its roots attach to most surfaces: buildings, fences, trellises, walls, and the like.
'Anne Marie' is ideal for slopes and northern exposures (where evergreen is desired). It has a moderate to fast growth rate, and tolerates infrequent foot traffic.
This Hedera tolerates a wide range of soils, but prefers rich loams, and is easily grown in average (to medium) moisture and well-drained soils. It is most efficient in part shade and full shade, and can grow in full sun; its best variegation is in part sun, and some shade is preferable in Zones 7-10. As it tolerates drought, letting soil dry out between waterings is best.
- Cold hardiness zone: 5-10
- AHS Heat Zone: 12-6
- Light: Full sun, Part sun, Shade
- Growth rate: Fast
- Mature height: 6-12"
- Spacing: 10-14"
- Tolerant of: Drought, Foot Traffic, Rabbits, Salt
- pH of Soil: 4.5 - 8.0, Best pH: 6.0-7.0
- Attracts: Birds
- Grows Under Trees: Other, Pine
- Climbs: Yes
- Creeps: Yes
- Good for Erosion Control: Yes
- Evergreen: Yes
- Good for slopes: Yes
- Variegated: Yes
- Vines: Yes
- Weed Suppressor: Yes