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Hedera algeriensis

Canary Island ivy

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Features

  • BloomsOctober
  • Height2m to 4m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourYellow, green
  • Leaf ColourGlossy medium green

Description

Hedera algeriensis (Canary Island ivy). This species is an evergreen climber with triangular-ovate glossy medium green leaves. It will grow to about 4m high.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Climber

Other common names

Algerian ivy, Ivy

Origin

Tunisia

Interest and use

Covering walls and fences, and as ground cover. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.5
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

When grown under glass use a loam-based compost with full light. When grown outdoors you will need to grow in fertile moist humus-rich well-drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by root cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for aphids, red spider mites, scale insects and leaf spot.

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