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Commonly known as Bullock's heart ivy, Persian 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.
Toxic - Category CHarmful if eaten(People & Pets)May cause skin allergy(People & Pets)
Buy Varieties of HEDERA
(Gloire de Marengo) - silver grey to white variegation
grey and cream variegated
('Paddy's Pride') - leaves suffused & splashed gold
grey-green leaf margined white
centre of leaves splashed gold
jaggedly lobed leaves
green ivy, good ground cover