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Hedera canariensis 'Gloire de Marengo'

Canary Island ivy

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Plant type

Evergreen climber

Flower colour



Attractive seed-heads, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


photo by John Glover, copyright GAP Photos (19173)

Plant details

Formerly known as 'Variegata', Hedera canariensis 'Gloire de Marengo' is a vigorous climber with bright, glossy, variegated green leaves and smooth, deep red leaf stalks. The three-lobed leaves are 10 to 13cm (4 to 5in) long and triangular shaped. It is an ivy that requires a sheltered wall. In colder areas and in severe winters, it may get damaged. The silver-variegated leaves will brighten up a dark corner, but avoid total shade, as the light brings out the variegation. To grow well, it requires well-drained, alkaline soil.

Family: Araliaceae

Genus: Hedera

Species: canariensis

Cultivar: Gloire de Marengo

Plant type: Evergreen climber

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Silver variegation

Feature: Attractive seed-heads, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 400cm

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