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Hedera helix - 'Marginata' (Ivy, Hedera)

Type Climber, Evergreen
Form Spreading arching, Architectural Form
Size Climbing or Spreading Plant
Colours Variegated green-silver Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Hedera helix - 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.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Hedera helix:

  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Hedera helix

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

Design & Plant Use for Hedera helix:

  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest

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