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Hedera helix (Cavendishii Group) ‘Ice Cream’

Ivy

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Features

  • BloomsOctober to November
  • Height1m
  • Spread1m
  • Speed of GrowthVery slow
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourYellow, green
  • Leaf ColourCream, white, dark green.

Description

Hedera helix (Cavendishii Group) ‘Ice Cream’ (Ivy). This ivy has broad cream to white margins against dark green. Large white fruit turn pinkish in the autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Holland

Interest and use

Grown for its foliage.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.5
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

Very slow growing and works well as a container shrub.

Propagation

Softwood cuttings or rooted layers in late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mites, scale insects, aphids and leaf spot may be a problematic.

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