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.
  • 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 .
    Place of origin
    North Africa, Canary Islands, Azores, Madeira, and from Europe to Himalayas, China, Korea and Japan.
  • 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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Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

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Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

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Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

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All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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