Hedera helix Glacier / White Ivy
As lovable as the ivy Glacier hugs trellises and supports, it is also used in outdoor areas to border walls and arbours. In symbolic language, white ivy stands for friendship and loyalty. The simple beauty also symbolises eternal life. When plant lovers buy ivy, it is sometimes difficult to choose between the different species. White ivy with the botanical name Hedera Glacier has decorative foliage. Its branches are adorned with irregularly coloured leaves. Because ivy is hardy, it can withstand even freezing cold. Its growth rate is 20 to 50 cm per year. In this respect, it conquers heights of up to 6 m in no time at all. On the other hand, it does not take even severe pruning. With the help of scissors, white ivy can be shortened and shaped at will.
Hedera Helix Glacier for home and garden
Shady places and nutrient-poor Böden? Where other plants capitulate, ivy is content with meagre conditions. Originally at home in forests, it is used to locations with little light. However, ivy also accepts sun and partial shade. Hedera Glacier forms three to five-lobed leaves. All with attractive green and white markings, complemented by a silvery overlay. Somewhat older specimens develop umbellate flower stalks. From September, their nectar attracts bees, butterflies and beetles. Ivy leaves are one of the last sources of food for many insects. After pollination, spherical, blue-black berries form. The fruit is inedible for humans, but a welcome treat for songbirds.
White ivy as a privacy screen
You want to maintain privacy on your terrace or in your garden? Instead of awnings, slatted walls and bamboo mats, plants also keep prying eyes away. Like the ivy fence, for example, which provides a beautiful backdrop. The scaffolding can be made of wooden slats or wire mesh, the main thing is that it has sufficient stability. To make the construction opaque, you should initially loop the shoots around the mesh. Later, they will self-arrange. Ivy privacy screens provide valuable services all year round, because the climbing plant retains its leaves in winter.
Inspirations for Hedera Glacier
Buying ivy comes with a range of uses. Hedera Glacier grows:
climbing on façades, walls, enclosures and trellises.
creeping as ground cover in the garden and on lawns.
overhanging in hanging baskets, flower boxes and containers.
A wonderful contrast to ivy are ground cover rose red Both species enchant secluded spots in the romantic garden. Interior yards are given a green component with tall shoots. On slopes, white ivy strengthens the ground so that the soil is not washed away by heavy rain.
Buy Hedera helix Glacier / White Ivy
For one square metre you will need about 12 plants
The plants of the white;green ivy are grown in pots, so you can use them all year round.