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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
description:
Irish ivy. Large, five-lobed, dark green leaves. Climbing or trailing habit Very vigorous once established.

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

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

usage:
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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