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Hedera nepalensis

Himalayan ivy

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Features

  • BloomsOctober
  • Height2m to 3.2m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourYellow, green
  • Leaf ColourPale green

Description

Hedera nepalensis (Himalayan ivy). This species is an evergreen climber with elliptical olive green leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Climber, Vine or Fruit

Other common names

Nepal ivy, Ivy

Origin

Himalayas

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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