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Climber Wall Shrub

Hedera pastuchovii 'Ann Ala'
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ivy 'Ann Ala'

'Ann Ala' is an evergreen climber with dark green, undivided, oblong leaves 5-9cm long, heart-shaped at the base, with paler veins

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Size
Ultimate height
2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green Yellow Green Black
Position
  • Full shade
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or North–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Araliaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Climbing
Potentially harmful
All parts are somewhat toxic by ingestion, contact may irritate skin. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
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

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

A climber that will thrive in any fertile soil, in sun or shade

Propagation

In summer, root semi-ripe cuttings of juvenile growth to obtain plants with a trailing habit

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Coastal
  • Patio and container plants
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Pruning group 11 at any time

Pests

Glasshouse red spider mite, scale insects and aphids may be problematic

Diseases

Fungal leaf spots may be troublesome

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