The English Ivy can be difficult to start in Phoenix. It needs a cooler area, like a north or east wall, a lot of shade, and a lot of water to get established. Once established, deep watering twice a month (like SRP irrigation) will keep it satisfied. If it is in a satisfying location, and get enough water, it might get invasive, and is difficult to remove from the walls. It is also prone to climb on trees, and although it is not a parasite, its weight and bulk can seriously weaken the tree. It is considered a pest in a number of states of the USA.
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