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ivy ID (hedera helix)

leemleem Posts: 9


Picked this little unknown ivy up from a garden center, just wanted to put a name to it if i can, i know how difficult they are to id, thanks in advance.


  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,948

    Strongly resembles Hedera helix 'Calico' , striking variegation !

  • leemleem Posts: 9

    thanks paul, looks like your right, its a really nice ivy, shame it isnt a climber, its what i needed it for.

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,948


    It IS a very vigorous climber providing you supply it with plenty of moisture during the growing season image !

  • leemleem Posts: 9

    they have it as "will not climb" and a growth rate as very very slow, will just have to see how it go's, i put one in the ground against the fence and a few in pots.

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,948

    Aside from the 'upright' Hedera 'Conglomerata' and its cultivars , all the Ivies I've used over the years have responded and 'climbed' accordingly .

    Maybe H. 'Calico' is one of those unfortunate congested forms propagated more for its foliage rather than its ability to climb . A shame really , as it would make a stunning addition to any garden .

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    the one on the OP looks like a climber. There are hundreds of cultivars, many o which are barely distinguishable

  • leemleem Posts: 9

    Oh good. Fingers crossed it will climb. Thanks for the help. Just need a few other climbing varieties now. 

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