• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous 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 'Glacier' (v)

ivy 'Glacier'

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous 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
  • Other common names ivy 'Glacier'

  • Family Araliaceae

  • 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

  • Details 'Glacier' is a large evergreen climber, the shallowly-lobed leaves grey-green, with a narrow, irregular cream edge; no flowers

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Climbing

  • Toxicity Ingestion may cause severe discomfort, contact may irritate the skin

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H5

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

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

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Clay

    Clay

  • Loam

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Chalk, Clay, Loam

  • pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline

Size

  • Ultimate height 1.5-2.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.5-1 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 Low Maintenance Wall-side Borders Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens

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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