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Hedera hibernica

Irish Ivy

from From £19.99 (ex. VAT)
Was: £29.99 (ex. VAT)
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A lush evergreen climber, Irish Ivy is ideal for covering any unsightly surfaces. Hedera Hibernica can also be used as ground cover, simply pin down the roots to achieve this. This variety of Ivy has dark green, 5 lobed leaves and produces green flowers in autumn and black berries in winter. This evergreen climber provides winter food for late foraging bees and birds.

As the sap of Irish Ivy can be quite irritating, please wear protective gloves whilst handling if you have sensitive skin.

Hedera Hibernica can grow in full sun to full shade and prefers a moist, well-drained soil. This is an award winning Ivy variety (RHS AGM) and will make a great addition to any garden whilst providing much needed sustenance to British wildlife through winter.

Our plants are sold on 6ft canes ideal for training up walls and fences.

AKA Irish Ivy, Atlantic Ivy, Hedera helix subsp. hibernica

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5L pot 100-120cm Climber £19.99 (ex. VAT) was £29.99 (ex. VAT)
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10L pot 150-180cm Climber £29.99 (ex. VAT) was £34.99 (ex. VAT)
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Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. Many are despatched within 24 hours of receiving the order, but please allow up to 10 working days to be on the safe side. There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached trees or trees over 2.5m in height (all trees called Standard, Premium Standard, Heavy Standard, Extra Heavy Standard, Mature Trees or Pleached) because we have to group orders together into geographic areas for a specialist haulage contractor to deliver and this takes a bit of scheduling.

Gift trees and other trees required for arrival on a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure and at no extra charge. Although we really don't like to give ourselves wriggle room (because we so rarely need it!), we do have to say that we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

The vast majority of trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in to receive your order. You can give us instructions on where to leave your delivery either via the checkout or send us a separate email. For some mature or pleached trees we may contact you in advance if the delivery driver needs help getting the tree/trees off the vehicle.

All trees are packed very carefully by our experienced team and delivered using couriers who've been tried and tested over many years.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre and therefore customers need to make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

Smaller trees/bushes have a delivery charge of £7.95 plus vat (excluding Highlands and Islands). Medium trees of a height of 1.5-2 metres have a delivery charge of £9.95 plus vat (excluding Highlands and Islands). Orders for multiple trees have a single delivery cost of £12.95 plus vat (excluding Highlands and Islands).

Mature trees and pleached trees are more expensive to deliver. Cost varies by postcode and is calculated in the check out process. You can buy more than one tree for the same delivery cost, so if you are purchasing a good number of trees it works out to be economical.

Highlands and Islands charges start from £29.95 plus vat and are calculated in the check out process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Overseas Destinations

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us and we'll see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Hedera Hibernica

When planting Evergreen climbers, such as Hedera Hibernica, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown evergreen climbers can be planted at any time of the year.

Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees or prepare and apply the gel mixture for bare root trees), especially if you have poor soil. Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole.

If your soil is poor, mix 50% of the original soil with 50% high quality compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems.

We advise planting young trees with a stake and tie kit. To see how to use a tree stake and tie, watch our informational how to videos.

Aftercare Advice for Hedera Hibernica

If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. We also stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously. If you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Irish Ivy

Ivy plants do not require a lot of pruning. Simply remove any dead, diseased or awkwardly placed branches from your Lawson's Cypress Columnaris Glauca tree as and when you see them.

Hedera hibernica (Irish Ivy) Description

  • Common name: Irish Ivy
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 12 x 8 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
  • Foliage: Dark evergreen foliage with green flowers appearing in autumn, followed by black berries in winter
  • Soil: Grows best in a moist, well-drained soil, but tolerates all types