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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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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 great 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. This makes it the ideal climbing ivy for walls and fences and 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.


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

Combine 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.

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.

Showing our 18 Hedera hibernica reviews with an average rating of Very Good.
Review Summary - 4 out of 5 based on 18 ratings.
July 1, 2020 | Susan Bowyer
Hedera hibernica

i have only just dug them in so waiting for the growth

March 21, 2020 | Bhupinder
Hedera hibernica


March 19, 2019 | Suzanne Wynne
Hedera hibernica

Plants arrived in perfect condition

November 15, 2018 | Anonymous
Hedera hibernica

Would use again as perfect plants with perfect service.

September 27, 2018 | Anonymous
Hedera hibernica

Look healthy. Size as advertised

August 16, 2018 | Anonymous
Hedera hibernica

Healthy plants delivered quickly in good condition

May 16, 2018 | Anonymous
Hedera hibernica


March 30, 2017 | Anonymous
Hedera hibernica

two arrived with broken growth

June 20, 2016 | Anonymous
Hedera hibernica

way smaller than ordered

June 8, 2016 | Anonymous
Hedera hibernica

Really good quality and very healthy plants

June 5, 2016 | Anonymous
Hedera hibernica

very good

April 15, 2016 | Anonymous
Hedera hibernica

The plants arrived in excellent health albeit a little jumbled in the box.Might I suggest that if shipping via Parcel Force you pack the plant-pots into something to stop them tipping over.

March 19, 2016 | Anonymous
Hedera hibernica

As Above

March 13, 2016 | Anonymous
Hedera hibernica

healthy plants, good root systems.However handling had damaged one plant..but no problem with root system

January 10, 2016 | Anonymous
Hedera hibernica

Impressed with size and quality of all plants received....only planted about half so far but pleasantly present of view that money well spent on excellent products.....packaged well and delivered efficiently within 5 days of initial order.

December 14, 2015 | Anonymous
Hedera hibernica

healthy well established plants.

November 6, 2015 | Anonymous
Hedera hibernica

As Above

November 3, 2015 | Anonymous
Hedera hibernica

Ordered Ivy plants to make a hedge. We wanted them to be well established so that they would cover a mesh fence quickly. These plants have a very good root system and are a decent height, so very satisfied with them. Expect they will take off in the spring no problem. Very satisfied with the service and would recommend this company.

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  • Orders £85 & over (ex. VAT) to mainland UK are delivered FREE* (Exceptions apply - see below for Scottish Highlands etc)
  • Orders under £85 (ex. VAT) to mainland UK £9.95
  • At an additional cost, we can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, which we classify as including AB (Aberdeen) and DD (Dundee) postcodes, as well as Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man. The exact delivery cost is order specific and will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on 01257 261 243

*For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 (ex VAT) for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £200 (ex VAT) please call or email us to agree upon a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page

Pallet deliveries are always undertaken on an 18-tonne vehicle (similar in size to a standard refuse vehicle). If for any reason you require a smaller vehicle please contact our sales team who can arrange this for you. There will be an additional surcharge applied for small vehicle deliveries

Delivery Timescales

99% of our orders are dispatched within 3 to 7 working days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products for an additional £12 (incl VAT) but please call on 01257 494 491 before placing your order to check.

We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.

Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.

You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.

Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale

Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).

Root balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.

Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging and occasionally we hold backorders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.

We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.


We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong. 
You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.

Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by Best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.

Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and Best4Hedging has no further liability for them should they fail.

You can read more about our returns policy in our terms and conditions here.

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