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common name: Irish Ivy, Atlantic Ivy
synonyms: Hedera helix ssp. hibernica, Hedera helix 'Hibernica'
climber, evergreen, ground-cover
brown & green
poisonous or irritant
full sun, part shade, shade
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.
Originally classed under Hedera helix, but now treated as a separate species.