Invasive Species Council of British Columbia


English ivy (Hedera helix) is an invasive evergreen vine that smothers native plants, and is unsuitable for most wildlife habitat.

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A special thank you to our Ambassadors for your support and to our industry Partners for leading by example to showcase the benefits of responsible gardening. These business leaders have made strong efforts to transform their operations to become invasive-free establishments for the benefit of consumers across BC. Thank you for becoming PlantWise!


The PlantWise Program was developed under the guidance of an Advisory Committee including representatives from the BC Landscape and Nursery Association, growers, retailers, landscapers, Master Gardeners Association of BC, and invasive plant specialists. Thank you!  

Funding for this project has been provided through the Canada-BC Agri-Innovation Program under Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. The program is delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC.