HEDERA helix 'Hibernica'

Commonly known as Irish ivy

Green ivy, good ground cover
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Broadly ovate to triangular, slightly upward-folded, dark-green leaves 5-8cm (2-3in) long, with 5 triangular lobes.
  • Height
    To 10m (33ft)
  • 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
    Vigorous climber.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
    Green varieties are shade tolerant.

HEDERA helix 'Hibernica'

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    H. helix subsp. hibernica
    Pests & Diseases
    Red spider mites, scale insects, aphids, leaf spot.
    Place of origin
    Western Europe.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • 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)
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Bird friendly

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