• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Hedera helix 'Minor Marmorata' (v)

Salt and pepper ivy

Salt and pepper ivy

© � RHS 1979

  • Other common names Salt and pepper ivy

  • Synonyms Hedera helix 'Discolor'
    Hedera helix 'Maculata'

    Hedera helix 'Marmorata Minor'
    Hedera helix 'Salt and Pepper'

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  • Genus Hedera are evergreen climbing shrubs clinging by aerial roots. Clusters of small yellow-green flowers are followed by usually black berries. Foliage of flowering shoots is often less deeply lobed than that of the sterile, climbing shoots

  • Family Araliaceae / Araliaceae

  • Species 'Minor Marmorata' is an evergreen climber with small three-lobed leaves, heavily speckled with creamy-white

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Climbing

  • Toxicity Ingestion may cause severe discomfort

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Full Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or North-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Chalk

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    1-1.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    5-10 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained, preferably alkaline soil in sun or partial shade. Shelter from cold drying winds

Propagation Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Low Maintenance Wall-side Borders City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 11 at any time

Pests Aphids and glasshouse red spider mite may be a problem

Diseases May be subject to a leaf spot

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