HEDERA

Commonly known as Ivy

An essential climber for any garden. The native H. helix, with holly and fir, is one of the essential winter celebration trio.

The most valuable winter food for birds, the berries forming by November and ripening by Christmas.

Genus of about 22 species of evergreen, woody-stemmed, trailing or self-clinging climbers.

They are found in light woodland or on trees and rocks in N. Africa, the Canary Islands, the Azores and Madeira, and from Europe to the Himalayas, China, Korea and Japan.

They show two distinct stages of growth. In the creeping or climbing juvenile stage they have adventitious rootlets, lobed leaves and hairy shoots. In the adult stage they produce aerial "bushes" with entire leaves and flowers and fruit.

The native H. helix has produced numerous variants and cultivars, many of which are easily grown as houseplants, in hanging baskets or containers.

Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    In a host of variegations.
  • Climber
    Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging
    Woody-stemmed, self-clinging climber.
  • Ground cover
    These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil
    Woody-stemmed trailing shrub.
  • Partial shade
    Green varieties are shade tolerant but variegated and yellows prefer more light - shelter from colds winds
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Valuable wildlife plant - birds, insects. Ivies have two distinct stages of growth. The juvenile creeping or climbing stage has stem rootlets and lobed leaves. The adult stage produces 'bushes' of oval, usually entire leaves .
    Pests & Diseases
    Red spider mites, scale insects, aphids, leaf spot.
    Place of origin
    North Africa, Canary Islands, Azores, Madeira, and from Europe to Himalayas, China, Korea and Japan.
  • Soil Conditions
    Alkaline / Chalk loving
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus- rich.
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets)
    May cause skin allergy
    (People & Pets)

Buy Varieties of HEDERA

HEDERA canariensis 'Variegata'

HEDERA canariensis 'Variegata'

Canary Island ivy

(Gloire de Marengo) - silver grey to white variegation

 
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HEDERA colchica 'Dentata Variegata'

HEDERA colchica 'Dentata Variegata'

Bullock's heart ivy, Persian ivy

grey and cream variegated

 
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HEDERA colchica 'Sulphur Heart'

HEDERA colchica 'Sulphur Heart'

Bullock's heart ivy, Persian ivy

('Paddy's Pride') - leaves suffused & splashed gold

 
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HEDERA helix 'Glacier'

HEDERA helix 'Glacier'

Common ivy, English ivy

grey-green leaf margined white

 
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HEDERA helix 'Goldheart'

HEDERA helix 'Goldheart'

Common ivy, English ivy

centre of leaves splashed gold

 
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HEDERA helix 'Green Ripple'

HEDERA helix 'Green Ripple'

Common ivy, English ivy

jaggedly lobed leaves

 
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HEDERA helix 'Hibernica'

HEDERA helix 'Hibernica'

Irish ivy

green ivy, good ground cover

 
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