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Hedera helix 'Manda's Crested' 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

Bronze and Dark Green in Winter
Dark Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

1-1.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


Preferred common name

ivy 'Manda's Crested'

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

'Manda's Crested' is an evergreen medium-sized climber, the broad, dark green leaves five-lobed with wavy margins. In winter the leaves become tinged with bronze

Synonym(s)

  • Hedera helix 'Curleylocks'
  • Hedera helix 'Curlilocks'
  • Hedera helix 'Curly Locks'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade
  • Full shade

Aspect

  • South-facing or East-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

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