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Hedera helix ‘Poetica’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A dwarf, shrubby form of our native ivy with dark green glossy leaves and handsome, clear mustard-yellow berries in summer. This free flowering small shrub is enormously attractive to bees when in flower. Hedera helix 'Poetica' is a good choice of plant for a very shady border and can be grown successfully in a large container.

Supplied Size: 3L container (young plants only)

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Hedera helix  ‘Poetica’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or shade.
Soil: Any fertile soil.
Hardiness: Very hardy
Flowering Period: October - November.
Rate of Growth: Slow.
Habit: Small shrub with a dome-shaped habit once established.
Height: 1 - 1.5 m (3 - 5 ft)
Spread: 1 - 1.5 m (3 - 5 ft)

Plant Finder: about Hedera helix ‘Poetica’

Common names

Poet's Ivy, Hardy Bush Ivy


Hedera helix ‘Poetica’ (Poet's Ivy). This type of ivy has glossy dark green leaves and bright yellow berries which ripen to orange. If left, the plant will turn into a domed bush.

This plant is also known as Hedera helix f. pîtarum.


Tolerates deep shade and dry soils.

Interest and use

Grown for year-round foliage interest, and for its habit. Brilliant for beneficial insects and birdlife.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Hedera helix  ‘Poetica’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightAny
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.5
  • WaterSemi-moist, Dry or Moist

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