Set plants 1 foot away from the support or wall (the plants will find their own way there). If planting more than one, space 21/2 to 5 feet apart, depending upon the speed of coverage desired. Well-drained garden soil and full sun are preferred, though Boston Ivy tolerates light shade.
Water well during periods of drought. Prune as needed in early spring to direct and control growth, cutting back weak or dead growth and trimming away from eaves, gutters, window casings and roofs.