Ivy

Hedera spp.

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The genus Hedera comprises climbing or creeping evergreen shrubs in the Araliaceae family, with a wide distribution across Europe, North Africa and Central, South and East Asia. There are approximately 22 recognised species. Commonly known as ivy, they have a juvenile and adult phase of growth; the former, with its characteristic lobed leaves, scrambles and clings using aerial roots and the latter self-supporting and arborescent, carrying the greenish flowers and berries. Many varieties, cultivars and hybrids are available, bred for a range of leaf shapes and variegation. Select carefully as a backdrop for other plantings or for wall cover, particularly in dry and shaded environments. Ingestion may cause severe discomfort and contact with the sap may cause skin irritation.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer, Autumn

Fruiting time

Autumn, Winter

Propagation

Special features

Attractive leaves

Attracts bees

Special features

Origin

Europe, North Africa and Central, South and East Asia

Environment

Light

Full Shade, Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Compost

Soil PH preference

Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Personality

Family

Araliaceae

Flower colour

Green, Yellow
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