Hedera Hibernica Ivy Hedge x5
Hedera Hibernica also known as the Irish Ivy, its a fast growing woody evergreen with dark green, tipped leaves which takes on a purple tinge in winter.
They’re excellent climbers but to grow as ground cover, pin down the shoots and they will quickly take root.
Details Hedera Hibernica Ivy Hedge x5
- Climbs walls and fences
- Covers bare spots quickly
- Bee Friendly
- Leaf colour: Green
- Full grown height: 2 – 3 m
- Full grown width: 1 – 1.50 m
- Plant location: Sun and semi shade
- Plant spacing: 25 cm
- Hardiness: -15 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Well drained
How to take care of Ivy Hedge x5
For best results soak the roots for approx 2 hrs before planting and water well after planting and for the next few weeks. Plant preferably in a heavy rich moist soil. Make sure its approx 30cm (12″”) away from the fence or trellis.
It is tolerant to acidic, alkaline or even slightly salty earth. Requires good drainage and air circulation. Once the plant starts to grow, it will train itself to grow up walls or trellis forming a dense green shape in time.
Ivy produces small black berries that the birds love, but beware; they are poisonous to humans! If planted indoors, keep away from direct sunlight.