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Hedera helix Clotted Cream



Classically shaped variegated ivy leaf

An ivy with classical maple-shaped leaves, pale green with mottled creamy detailing on the edges and a unique, and ruffled all over.


A versatile ivy that enjoys most locations, from full sun to part shade, either sheltered or exposed. It can be very useful at covering unsightly walls, sheds, or tree stumps or grown on a trellis for the simple enjoyment of its foliage.


Plant is almost any soil, moist or well drained.

A native of both the central and western regions of Europe, the Clotted Cream is known to attract both bees and birds.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Climber
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 150 cm - 300 cm
Plant width 245 cm - 300 cm
Hazardous All parts highly toxic if eaten,May cause an allergic skin reaction
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 150 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Loam, Chalk
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Medium, Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot at least 15cm away from the wall, fence or support. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant – along with its supporting cane in the hole, leaning onto the support, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Arrange and tie the stems onto the support. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Flower border and beds, Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From April to September