Hedera hibernica

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2 lt pot (60cm cane) £23.99 £16.79
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Buy Hedera hibernica Irish ivy: Strong mid-green leaved ivy

  • Position: full sun or full shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, preferably alkaline, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This vigorous evergreen climber can be variable, with veined or plain big glossy ovate or triangular leaves which are excellent for covering large walls and fences - or hiding eyesores. Its aerial roots, that form along the stems, enable it to cling to support, so no trellis or wires are needed, but it is also often planted on slopes to stabilise soil and provide year-round groundcover. It can have small insignificant greenish flowers that won't look much to us humans, but these are loved by pollinating insects. Then it can go on to produce black berries, which the birds and wildlife will devour. The evergreen foliage is also useful for offering much-needed shelter for many insects and birds, so all in all this is a great addition to a wildlife garden.

  • Garden care: Plants may be pruned at any time of the year to keep within bounds.

  • Humans/Pets Harmful if eaten skinirritant/allergen

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Brilliant plant.


Very good plant covered wall in one season.





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Does this ivy need to be transplanted to a bigger container to grow to full size? Should you transfer to a large planter immediately? Thanks,


If you are growing any plant in a container, they will always benefit from a growing media refresh. I would resist the temptation to transplant during the summer months. Instead keep well watered and feed once a month with seaweed extract. Wait until September and then move to a larger container.


I have a large area of fencing to cover with this Irish Ivy (probably about 40 linear metres). How far apart should I plant them please?


It really depends on how impatient you are, or if you want more immediate impact. Each plant will eventually grow to around 6m across, however this will take several years - even in ideal conditions.


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