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Hedera hibernica

Irish Ivy

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Hedera hibernica, or Irish Ivy as it is commonly known, is ideal for covering walls and fences. This lush, climbing ivy creates a year round, evergreen feature, perfect for hiding unappealing surfaces.

  • Best Features: dark evergreen foliage, yellow flowers, black berries, wildlife value, RHS AGM
  • Final height & spread: 12 x 8m
  • Growth Rate: Fast | 40-60cm a year
  • Position: Full sun - full shade, normal or moist soil, sheltered or exposed
  • Also Consider: Our Pyracantha hedging range, ideal for training against walls and fences but with colourful berries and an abundance of white flowers.
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Irish Ivy 30/40cm 2L pot
Irish Ivy 30/40cm 2L pot

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Irish Ivy (Hedera hibernica) description

Most popularly grown up walls and along fences, Irish Ivy is perfect for covering unsightly surfaces. Hedera hibernica can also be used as ground cover. Simply pin down the new shoots and they will quickly take root. Hedera hibernica is particularly good for using as ground cover as it discourages soil erosion. The roots help to bind the soil, preventing erosion. Irish Ivy has 'aerial roots', meaning they grow above ground making it the ideal climbing ivy for walls and fences. Once established Irish Ivy will quickly cover any surface.

A point to remember when planting and pruning your Irish Ivy is that the sap can irritate the skin. It is best to wear long sleeves and gloves when handling this plant if you have sensitive skin.

Uses for Hedera hibernica (Irish Ivy)

Use Hedera hibernica as ground cover or for training along walls and fences.

Combine Irish Ivy with

Grow your Climbing Ivy alone as an evergreen feature.


Atlantic Ivy has a fast growth rate. Once it has established it can achieve between 40-60cm growth per year. The final height and spread of Irish Ivy is approximately 12 x 8m.


An an evergreen climber, Irish Ivy can be trimmed at anytime throughout the year. To encourage fuller growth, prune 2-3 times a year. For more information view about Hedging Care Advice page.

Planting Density 

We recommend planting Hedera hibernica plants approximately 30cm apart. Once established, Irish Ivy will quickly spread and cover your desired area.

Atlantic Ivy wall cover plants are available to purchase year round as pot grown plants.

The vast majority of our Hedera hibernica climbers are UK grown by our knowledgeable nursery staff who have years of growing experience. On the odd occasion that we source Irish Ivy plants from outside of the UK, we go to every length to ensure our suppliers cannot be beaten on quality. At best4hedging we make every effort to provide the freshest condition plants at the highest possible standard, all whilst maintaining our great prices. Rest assured, you can buy Atlantic Ivy plants online with complete confidence.

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