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Hedera helix ‘Harlequin’

Ivy

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to November
  • Height4m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourYellow-green white
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green, white

Description

Hedera helix ‘Harlequin’ (Ivy). This is an extremely useful and decorative ground covering or climbing vine. They are easy to grow in full sun or partial shade. This is a long-lived ivy, and it provides attractive evergreen foliage for many years. Ivy can be trained as in a topiary or espaliere-type of design and is used as greenery for wreath or bouquet-making in florists shops. Easy to grow and propagate. Likes any average garden soil in full sun or part shade. Tendrils will cling and eventually could become destructive to its supportive structure if it is flimsy. Long-lived, the ivy will provide attractive evergreen foliage for many, many years. It is available in many different forms which create their own unique effect. Check with your garden centre for the numerous cultivars of this versatile plant. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Climber, Vine or Fruit

Other common names

English ivy

Origin

Europe, Asia

Interest and use

Ground cover, climbing, erosion control, ornamental, wall or trellis.

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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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