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Hedera helix 'Angularis Aurea' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Climber/Wall Shrub

Habit

Climbing

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort; contact may irritate the skin

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Foliage

Yellow and Pale Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

4-8 metres

Ultimate spread

2.5-4 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

ivy 'Angularis Aurea'

Family

Araliaceae


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

'Angularis' is a large evergreen climber to 5m, with glossy light green leaves heavily suffused and blotched with yellow towards the margins; older leaves greener

Synonym(s)

  • Hedera helix 'Sagittifolia Aurea'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade
  • Full shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, East-facing or North-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

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

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained or Well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Loam or Chalk

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Banks and Slopes, City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance or Wall-side Borders


How to care

Pests

Aphids and glasshouse red spider mite may be a problem

Diseases

May be subject to a leaf spot