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Hedera helix 'Goldchild'


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Plant type

Evergreen climber


Dramatic foliage, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


photo by Clive Nichols, copyright GAP Photos (62047)

Plant details

Best used for covering a low wall, this ivy is undemanding and will grow happily in sun or shade and is not particular about the soil type. It also requires little maintenance. 'Goldchild' is a compact variety with light green leaves, edged with bright yellow, which fade to grey-green as it ages. It does not produce flowers or berries. This plant can also be used for ground cover, and will usefully scramble over banks and slopes. This plant has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Family: Araliaceae

Genus: Hedera

Species: helix

Cultivar: Goldchild

Plant type: Evergreen climber

Foliage colour: Golden variegation

Feature: Dramatic foliage, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 100cm

Spread: 300cm

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