• 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 'Eva' (v)

ivy 'Eva'

  • Other common names ivy 'Eva'

  • Synonyms Hedera helix 'Adam's Choice'

  • 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 'Eva' is an evergreen climber with 3-lobed grey-green leaves with a broad white margin, the central lobe longer than the others and wedge shaped leaf bases; makes a good houseplant

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Climbing

  • Toxicity All parts are somewhat toxic by ingestion

  • 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 Shade

  • Partial Shade

  • Full Sun

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

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Clay

    Clay

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained

  • SoilSand, Chalk, Loam, Clay

  • pHAlkaline, Neutral, Acid

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Tolerant of a range of conditions but grows best in ferile, humus-rich well-drained alkaline soil. As a houseplant grow in loam-based potting compost (JI No.3) in bright indirect to low light

Propagation Propagate by cuttings in summer using juvenile growth to obtain plants with a trailing habit, use adult growth to obtain plants with a bushy growth habit

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 11 at any time

Pests scale insects, glasshouse red spider mite and aphids may be troublesome

Diseases Leaf spot may be a problem, see leaf damage on woody plants

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