The most common Ivy varieties are the Helix and Hibernica, with Hibernica being the fastest growing. However, there are many more varieties of various different leaf colours and shapes. In our Perfect Garden-assortment for example, you can also find a yellow variegated, a large-leaved variegated and an Algerian Ivy.
Does Ivy need to be attached as it climbs?
The climbing hydrangea belongs to the group of self-clinging climbing plants. This means that they climb along a wall or fence with little clinging roots that arise from its branches, just like Climbing Hydrangea and Campsis. You can guide these climbing plants initially, but then they can continue climbing upwards independently. If you do not do this, your Ivy can penetrate too much of your garden instead of climbing. Do not worry about its roots penetrating too deeply into your wall. This is a myth. These climbing plants will help to insulate your home rather than cause damage to it!
To six metres, depending on pruning
Evergreen or deciduous:
Thorough pruning into desired shape. It grows back quickly
Feed NPK in the spring to keep it fresh and vital
Only the mature plants ’flower’with an unobtrusive flower
September – October
Plant a Clematis or Lonicera between your Hedera. Their flowers will provide some colour during the summer!