Hedera helix 'Glacier'

Hedera helix 'Glacier'

Ivy

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Hedera helix 'Glacier'
  • Common name: Ivy
  • Plant type: Climber
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 2m

Spread: 2m

Flower colour:
  • Green
Foliage colour:
  • Variegation
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Autumn colour, Flowers, Fruit

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English ivy, Hedera helix, has many uses all round the garden. It can be used to cover shady walls and trained to climb up or spread out along a low wall. Being evergreen, Hedera helix is perfect for covering pergola poles, or creating a leafy backdrop beneath clematis and climbing roses.

Hedera helix 'Glacier' is a particularly ornamental ivy, bearing small, three to five-lobed, grey-green leaves with silver-grey and cream markings.

Use young plants to spill around the outsides of containers and winter hanging baskets. Hedera helix can be trimmed into shape at any time of year. It's a valuable wildlife plant, providing a late source of nectar and pollen for insects, and berries for birds in winter. Be careful when handling it if you have sensitive skin as its sap can be an irritant.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade, Full shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle, Back
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers, Provides shelter/habitat, Makes a good wildlife hedge, Seeds for birds, Caterpillar food plant

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Irritates skin

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