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botanical name:
Hedera hibernica
Hedera hibernica © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Irish Ivy, Atlantic Ivy
synonyms:  Hedera helix ssp. hibernica, Hedera helix 'Hibernica'
family:  Araliaceae
characteristics: climber, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 10.00m
width: 4.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: climber
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: yellow
fruit colour: black
stem/bark: brown & green
main season: All Year
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 10
Irish ivy. Large, five-lobed, dark green leaves. Climbing or trailing habit Very vigorous once established.

Most soils in sun or shade. Very tough and grows almost anywhere. Can become invasive if not restrained.

From cuttings or layering. Trailing stems will root easily where they touch the ground.

Makes very effective, dense ground cover in most situations. Widely used for landscaping and particular valuable for difficult positions.

other notes:
Originally classed under Hedera helix, but now treated as a separate species.

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