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Hedera hibernica

Ivy

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Features

  • BloomsOctober
  • Height7m to 10m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourYellow, green
  • Leaf ColourShiny dark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Hedera hibernica (Ivy). This species is a climbing evergreen with broadly ovate to triangular shiny dark green leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Vine

Other common names

Atlantic ivy

Origin

W. Europe

Interest and use

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

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  • Hedera hibernica | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°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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