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Variegated Algerian Ivy

Hedera algeriensis 'Gloire de Marengo'

Variegated glossy green foliage and deep red leaf stalks make this an attractive groundcover. The leaves are heart-shaped with speckled creamy white margins. This evergreen, self-clinging, vigorous climber is a popular groundcover for steep slopes and is often grown on walls to visually soften or add an aged look to the architecture. Its small aerial roots cling to everything as it naturalizes and spreads throughout the landscape.
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Full shade, Partial shade

If planted in full sun, requires ample water the first year until established.


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Average Size at MaturityReaches less than 12 inches tall and will climb to 40 feet.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, Shade Loving
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsIf planted in full sun, requires ample water the first year until established.

Prefers well-drained, alkaline soil. Will be less variegated in full shade. Prune in spring to control growth and shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10

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