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Climber Wall Shrub

Hedera algeriensis 'Gloire de Marengo' (v)
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Algerian ivy 'Gloire de Marengo'

'Gloire de Marengo' is a vigorous, self-clinging evergreen large climber with large, triangular or ovate dark green and grey-green leaves margined with creamy-white

Other common names
ivy 'Gloire de Marengo'
Synonyms
Hedera canariensis misapplied 'Variegata'
Hedera algeriensis 'Variegata'
see moreHedera algeriensis 'Foliis Variegatis'
Hedera canariensis misapplied 'Foliis Variegatus'
Hedera canariensis misapplied 'Gloire de Marengo'
Hedera canariensis var. variegata
Hedera algeriensis var. variegata

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

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

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Araliaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Climbing
Potentially harmful
Ingestion may cause severe discomfort, contact may irritate the 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

Grows best in fertile, humus-rich, alkaline soil but will tolerate acidic soils. Provide shelter from cold drying winds

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Banks and slopes
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Ground cover
  • Wall side borders
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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