Hedera Helix Yellow Ripple Yellow Ripple Ivy is a pretty evergreen ivy with variegated foliage. It suits walls, fences, containers and creates attractive ground cover in all sized gardens.
Hedera Helix is the UK’s common ivy and Yellow Ripple is a cultivar of this parent plant. Common ivy toughness is evident in this pretty variety as it can climb and spread in the majority of spaces in sunny or shaded conditions.
The evergreen foliage of Yellow Ripple Ivy is light green in the centre with a cheerful yellow ripple along the edge of its 3-5 lobes. In spring tiny white flowers appear which mature into small black berries. Because this ivy is evergreen it cheers the garden all year round, especially when grown in dark corners. Its a good all-round adaptable climber.
Height And Spread of Hedera Helix Yellow Ripple This is a slow-growing ivy that will eventually reach a metre by a metre.
How Hardy Is Hedera Helix Yellow Ripple Yellow Ripple Ivy is fully hardy in the UK if its roots are not waterlogged. It copes with frosts, freezing winds, hot sun, and pollution from vehicles.
How To Use Hedera Helix Yellow Ripple This pretty variegated ivy is an ideal way to cover a tree stump, a fence, wall, and other unsightly areas. Grown vertically it will grip textured surfaces with specialised hairs that are common to all hedera.
As ground cover it prevents soil erosion on slopes and it’s beneficial for wildlife gardens as the flowers are a source of nectar and the berries feed birds.
Yellow Ripple Ivy can easily be grown in well-watered containers to soften harsh edges, but for a more unusual feature try an ivy filled hanging basket. They are tougher than traditional bedding plants and eye-catching.
How To Care for Hedera Helix Yellow Ripple Once established Yellow Ripple Ivy can be left its own devices. It will grow in full sun or full shade in all types of well-drained soil.
You can trim it back at any time of year to maintain the size or encourage a ‘fan-shape’ but it does not need a pruning regime.