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Hedera algeriensis - 'Gloire de Marengo' (Ivy)

Type Climber, Evergreen, Ground cover
Form Spreading arching
Size Spreading or Ground Hugging Plant
Colours Variegated green-white Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Hedera algeriensis Description

This larger leaved variegated ivy is a reluctant climber but will happily scramble to cover unsightly features or lolling over banks providing all year ground interest. Trim to shape when growth gets excessive and tie in to encourage climbing.


Hedera algeriensis - Cultivation Notes

Ivy will flourish in most garden soils, but prefer a moist yet well drained fertile soil that is not to alkaline. Hedera will survive heavy shade or full sun, growing as ground cover or climbing plants over walls or trellis, where it can provide an attractive all year foliage cover . Prune to shape at any time of year and tie in straggling growth.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Hedera algeriensis:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Hedera algeriensis

  • Poisonous if eaten/irritating sap
  • Invasive top growth
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Hedera algeriensis:

  • Fast growing evergreen plant ideal for screening
  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest

View all the plants listed in Genus Hedera

View other types of ground cover plants with variegated green-white foliage


Common Missspellings: Hedora, Headera, Hedara, Headora, Hedira, Hedorra

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