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Hedera helix 'Gold Child' - Ivy, English

Groundcovers

Hedera helix 'Gold Child'

English Ivy

Hedera helix, or English Ivy, ‘Gold Child’ has variegated leaves with a lobed, ivy shape and heart-shaped base. The leaf color is gray-green with irregular, wide, gold-green margins. The variegation turns creamy white in hot weather. As plants grow, they develop bushier, more mature growth and develop sharper, triangular leaves with no lobes.

English ivy is grown primarily for its lush foliage, which forms a cool, green cover on walls or ground. Wonderful in containers or baskets, or draping over walls, 'Gold Child' is a unique ivy that complements other plantings.

English Ivy Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Vigorous and easy to grow, Gold Child ivy can tolerate full sun to shade, though partial shade is recommended in hot climates, and prefers fertile soil with good drainage.

Height:

2-4 Inches

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Spread:

24-36 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

5 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Hedera helix 'Gold Child'

Exposure
Partial Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Spring
Attributes
Ground Cover
Climbing
Great Foliage
Container
Mass Planting
Edging
Rock Garden
Evergreen
Border or Bed
Foliage Color
Gold
Green
Variegated
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