Form: clinging (climbing) vine or groundcover
clinging rootlets of Hedera canarienses
Size: climbs 20-30ft with equal spread
Leaves: simple, lobed, ivy shape, 3-8in wide, attractive; new growth is lighter shade of green
Flowers: rarely present, greenish
Fruit: not significant
Stems/Trunks: self climbing; stems red, woody with age
Range/Origin: Canary Islands and North Africa
Hardiness: to 10°F
- ground cover
- wall covering
- tropical effect
- Exposure: shade to part shade, likes north or east exposures; does not take heat
- Water: moderate to high
- Soil: uniform, prepared. good drainage
- Propagation: vegetative cuttings
- Maintenance: moderate; clip to keep in bounds; can be mowed to keep out of lawns
young specimen and (inset) leaf form
once established, may move out aggressively out of allocated space, onto lawns, etc.
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