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Hedera canariensis

Canary Island ivy

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  • Hedera canariensis | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Hedera canariensis | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsDecember to February
  • Height2m to 4m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourYellow, green
  • Leaf ColourGlossy bright green

Description

Hedera canariensis (Canary Island ivy). This is a frost-hardy species, which produces bright green leathery, 3-lobed leaves about 10cm long. Small red hairs cover the undersides of young leaves and the stems.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Climber

Other common names

Ivy

Origin

Algeria & Tunisia

Interest and use

Ground cover, wall or trellis

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  • Hedera canariensis | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Humus-rich, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.5
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

Prune in spring to control height and spread, and to remove any damaged growth.

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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