• 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 'Ivalace'

Ivy 'Ivalace'

Ivy 'Ivalace'

© � RHS 1993

  • Other common names Ivy 'Ivalace'

  • 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 'Ivalace' is a small climber with broad, dark, glossy, 5-lobed leaves with crisped margins; no flowers

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Climbing

  • Toxicity Ingestion may cause severe discomfort

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Full Shade

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

  • Exposure Sheltered or Exposed

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained

  • SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    5-10 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grows best in fertile, humus-rich, alkaline soil but will tolerate acidic soils

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 Can get aphids, scale insects and vine weevil

Diseases A leaf spot may be a problem

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