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Hedera helix ‘Atropurpurea’

Ivy

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to November
  • Height5m to 8m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourYellow-green white
  • Leaf ColourDark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Hedera helix ‘Atropurpurea’ (Ivy). Bears lobed, dark green leaves which become deep purple in winter.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Vine

Other common names

English ivy

Origin

Europe, Asia

Interest and use

Ground cover, climbing, erosion control, ornamental

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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Well drained, Light, Medium, Poor quality
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • 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

Spider mites and scale insects can become a problem.

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