Hedera helix (is a fully hardy perennial evergreen vine with cream flowers in early , ) Autumn and late Summer. It grows well in semi-shade and direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water. This plant requires a minimum of 160 frost free days to grow successfully. It has low drought tolerance. This vine has all year round interest.
Hedera helix grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5.2 (very acidic ranges from 5.2 to 5.5) to 7.8 (slightly alkaline ranges from 7.6 to 8). It is adapted to clay, silt, sand, loam, silty clay, sandy clay, clay loam, silt loam, sandy loam, loamy sand, silty clay loam and sandy clay loam soils, and prefers medium fertility.
This is a prostrate plant and has a stoloniferous growth form, and has an ultimate height of 12m / 39.4ft and spread of 5m / 16.4ft. It can take 11-15 years to reach its ultimate height.. The vegetative spread rate is fast.
The leaves are green in Spring and Summer. They arein shape.
Moderate in whole plant. Poisonous if eaten.
Arbor or trellis, attractive foliage, bank and slope, cottage informal garden, ground cover, low maintenance, under shrubs, wild life garden and woodland margin.
Very resistant to fire.
Propagation techniques include bare root, container and cuttings.-23°C / -9.4F to 11-15 years 12m / 39.4ft 5m / 16.4ft
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|English ivy (United States), Ivy (Ireland)|
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If you are planting Clematis on a trellis, why not plant 2 different cultivars. These can be cultivars which flower at the same time to contrast colour or form, or they can be an early and late cultivar to extend your season.
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