Hedera helix 'Goldchild'
Ivy, Ivy 'Goldchild'
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This ivy is grown primarily for its lush foliage of light green young leaves broadly outlined with bright yellow. It forms a cool, green cover on walls or ground but is also wonderful in containers/baskets, or draping over walls, and complements other plantings. In warm weather the yellow changes to a creamy white.
Generally not harvested but foliage can be taken at any time for flower arrangements.
Softwood cuttings can be taken at any time, Semi-ripe or hardwood cuttings can be taken in Summer until Winter.
Attracts useful insects
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Full Shade
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
A low maintenance plant that suits almost all garden styles and can brighten partial shaded areas. Plant as either ground cover on banks or slopes or in wall side borders to cloth an unsightly fence or wall.
Can also suffer from scale insect attack.