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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
Other common names
ivy 'Ann Ala'
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
'Ann Ala' is an evergreen climber with dark green, undivided, oblong leaves 5-9cm long, heart-shaped at the base, with paler veins
Toxicity All parts are somewhat toxic by ingestion, contact may irritate skin. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or North-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
A climber that will thrive in any fertile soil, in sun or shade
In summer, root semi-ripe cuttings of juvenile growth to obtain plants with a trailing habit
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Coastal Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Pruning group 11 at any time
Pests Glasshouse red spider mite, scale insects and aphids may be problematic
Fungal leaf spots may be troublesome
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