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Hedera canariensis/Algerian Ivy

Hedera canariensis / Hedera canariensis
Close-up of the large leaves
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Close-up of the large leaves

Ground cover planting

Red stems and petioles of this ivy

Dark green, glossy foliage

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Scientific Name: Hedera canariensis
Common Name: Algerian Ivy
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: 40 - 50 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Ground covers
Comments: Algerian Ivy has red petioles, which distinguishes it from English Ivy. It also generally has much larger leaves than its English cousin. Used as a ground cover. It can climb on structures, walls, fences, and tree trunks to great heights.