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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.
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Other common names
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
'Melanie' is a compact ivy with dark green leaves, the margins purple and crested; makes a good houseplant
Toxicity Ingestion may cause severe discomfort
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 North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Under glass grow in loam-based potting compost (JI No3) in bright indirect light. Water freely in growth, apply a liquid fertiliser monthly and keep just moist in winter. Outdoors grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun or part shade with shelter from cold winds
Propagate by softwood cuttings or layering at any time. Root semi-ripe or hardwood cuttings from summer to winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Pruning group 11 at any time
Pests May be damaged by scale insects and glasshouse red spider mite
May be affected by fungal leaf spot; frost damage may be a problem in severe winters but will usually recover in spring
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