Vigorous, evergreen, self-clinging vine with 3- to 5-lobed, glossy leaves. Very hardy and trouble-free, though it should never be allowed to grow up the trunks of trees. Use as a groundcover, for climbing walls, or as a houseplant. Solid green ivies are highly tolerant of shade, while variegated ivies prefer part sun. Major pruning should be done in early spring.