2 x Ivy - 'Hedera helix Kolibri' - HARDY EVERGREEN CLIMBER. This Hardy EVERGREEN Climber has been container grown so can be planted at any time of the year. We despatch WITH container so the roots are safe.
Ivy 'Hedera helix Kolibri' is an Evergreen climbing plant. A wonderful cream and mint green variegated leaf form which is refreshing and pleasing to the eye in any season. It has been awarded the R.H.S. Award of Garden Merit.
The true value of this climbing or trailing shrub is that it is evergreen and hardy and it creates all-year interest. Many climbing plant displays need the addition of a good Evergreen backdrop and Kolibri provides this with consistent results, great ground cover too.
The helix part of the name refers to where there are spirals in the leaves.
This variegated ivy can also be used in hanging baskets and patio containers due to its neat growth habit. Makes an excellent topiary vine for an absolutely stunning display. Prefers partial or full sun. A strong performer which is'nt usually susceptible to pest or disease problems.
Tradiitonally, ivy used to be used indoors in winter to create attractive Christmas decorations and festive door rings. It can still be used and makes a natural alternative to tinsel if used to drape over Christmas trees!
Size of plants supplied : 10.5cm pot grown and posted WITH pots so root system is protected
Height of plants supplied : from bottom of pot to top of foliage approx 30cm
Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: any - in pots or baskets multipurpose potting compost
Growth rate: medium-growing, to approx 3-4 m as required
Flowering period: late summer until late autumn, attractive flowers and seed-heads, providing a good source of nectar
Flower colour: greenish-yellow
Hardiness: fully hardy
Other features: glossy evergreen leaves.Flowers set fruit which are small black berries ripening in late winter and are an important food for many birds
PRUNING: Evergreen so only needs weak or damaged stems remove mid-March. For detailed guide to planting and pruning view www.climbingplantsdirect.com and view the climbing plant care guide
FEEDING: We recommend 'Miracle Grow' - normal strength diluted weekly from May to September
Wildlife: great source of nectar and attractive to bumble bees, lacewings and ladybirds
2 x Ivy 'Hedera helix Kolibri' in 10.5cm Pots. Container grown Garden Ready Plants, so your climbing plants can be planted at any time of the year. We use 'Exemptor' to ensure your root system is strong and healthy.
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