Variegated Algerian Ivy {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}

Hedera algeriensis/canariensis 'Gloire de Marengo' (AKA 'Glorie de Marengo', 'Glorie', 'Variegata', Canary Island Ivy, North African Ivy, Madeira Ivy)
Pronunciation: HED-er-ah al-jir-ee-EN-sis / kan-air-ee-EN-sis
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This plant has bright, glossy, variegated green leaves and smooth, deep-red leaf stalks. The three heart-shaped, shiny 4-5 inch leaves have gray-streaked centers with speckles in creamy white margins making them a visual feast in mass plantings.

Evergreen, self-clinging, and a vigorous climber, Gloire de Marengo is popular for both steep slopes and walls because of its unrivaled ability to soften or age architecture. It carpets the ground and climbs over rocks, tree trunks, walls, and trellises. Its small aerial roots cling to everything as it naturalizes and spreads throughout the landscape. A delightful groundcover for a sunny hillside, and an adept climber able to hide an untidy structure or to fill a large trellis, this is a perfect solution for many decorative landscaping needs.

Often used to brighten shady areas, its color becomes more solid in full shade, as light brings out its variegation. This plant is similar in growing habit to Algerian Ivy and has a moderate to rapid growth rate. It is salt and (infrequent) foot traffic tolerant. It prefers well-drained, alkaline soil and (in optimal conditions) can climb up to 40 feet.

Things to Note
'Souvenir of Marengo' alludes to a city of northern Italy, though the species is native to the Canary Islands, Portugal, and North Africa. Interestingly, it was apparently named merely to commemorate Napoleon's conquest of that city (who but the French would commemorate a mad dictator?).

Gardener Tips
If you are planning to plant this in full sun, you MUST give it ample water for the first year (until it becomes established). Once established, it will thrive in full sun. However, it should not be planted (in full sun) next to something like a blacktop, since this causes heat intensification. For the greatest chances of establishment before summer, it needs to be planted in the fall or early spring. If you are not willing and able to nurture it the first year we suggest you get Persian Ivy instead, it can be planted in full sun without as much care.

If grown in the full sun of warmer climates, make sure that Gloire de Marengo receives ample water. She may get damaged if grown on unsheltered walls and exposed to cold winds during severe winters, particularly in colder zones.

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General information about Hedera:
Hedera ivies are tricky to water properly, especially if planted in summer. See the Care tab for advice about watering and the Shipping tab if you are considering planting them in warm weather.

Hedera ivies tolerate full sun in northern zones (up to zone 6) and require at least partial shade in zones 7 and above.

Hedera is a genus of 15 species of climbing or creeping evergreen, woody plants. It’s important to note that from the family Araliceae, Hedera is not native to the United States. Instead, Hedera hails from Northwestern Africa, Japan, Central and Southern Asia, Western, Central and Southern Europe, and the Atlantic Islands. On suitable surfaces such as trees or rock faces, and with utterly breathtaking effect, Hedera may climb at least 80 feet above the ground.

Hedera offers two different leaf types when she is exposed to full sun locations like the top of a rock face, a southern building façade or the crowns of trees, creating lovely interest. These leaves, palmately lobed juvenile leaves on creeping and climbing stems, and unlobed, cordate, adult leaves on fertile flowering stems, add both texture and variety with juvenile shoots being slender, flexible and willing to climb using tiny roots to attach themselves to surfaces like rock or tree bark and adults shoots that are both thicker and self-supporting with no roots.

In late Autumn, expect small, individual flowers blossoming in 1 to 2 inch greenish-yellow umbels. and in late winter, expect small blackberries that will thrill a variety of birds.

Gardeners love Hedera Ivies because of their uniquely-shaped leaves and their evergreen often variegated foliage that promises to add texture, variety and constant color to their landscape. Famously, Hedera is known for its skill in adorning unsightly walls.

Things to Note
The esthetic, camouflaging of Hedera lands her into a bit of a debate. There has been disagreement as to whether it is harmful to the object being climbed by ivy; the consensus in Europe is that the effect is mostly insignificant. In fact, soundly-mortared walls are generally considered to be impenetrable to ivies’ climbing roots. Those who follow this frame of thinking will argue that walls are actually protected from weathering due to a shield of ivy keeping the elements off mortar. Walls with already weak or loose mortar, however, may be susceptible to damage, as ivy can cause breaks by rooting into the mortar. Subsequent removal of the ivy can be difficult, and is likely to cause more damage than the ivy itself. Modern mortars (that contain Portland cement and a little lime) are stronger than older mixes; the latter were largely composed of sand and lime. Most mortar mixes changed to contain Portland cement in the 1930s, though soft mortar is still used when laying softer brick.

At the same time, when the object is living, such as a tree, both may compete for ground nutrients and water, and trees with heavy growths of ivy are more liable to windthrow, North America sees greater dangers, as trees run the risk of perishing after becoming overworked. This could be due to the difference between native plants and those plants being introduced from other regions. In North America, Hederas lack the natural pests and diseases that control its vigor in native areas. Gardeners will want to consider the potential of this ivy to create a vigorous, dense, shade-tolerant evergreen that can spread over large areas and out-compete native vegetation.
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Beautiful ivy
11/30/2019 By Karen Eifert (DC)
Product reviewed: Variegated Algerian Ivy {2 1/2 in. Pots min 54}

Was just what I ordered. Arrived in terrific condition.
10/25/2017 By Nicole Colcaire
Product reviewed: Variegated Algerian Ivy {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

Beautiful ivy, healthy plants, perfect for fall planting.
Algerian Ivy
04/27/2017 By Jamie Douglass
Product reviewed: Variegated Algerian Ivy {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

The product arrived, well packed, some upside down, some needing a bit of replanting and all are taking off! Thank you, your product is very strong and healthy.
04/13/2017 By Roger Carver
Product reviewed: Variegated Algerian Ivy {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

plants were healthy and establised
04/13/2017 By Nicole Colcaire
Product reviewed: Variegated Algerian Ivy {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

Gorgeous healthy plants. Arrived in good shape.
Unless you know what you're doing, we do not recommend planting any Hedera ivies without a good month to get established before the heat of summer. We strongly recommend that you plant before mid-April or after mid-September (up to May 1 is OK in northern zones). It's tricky to water enough without over-watering (you must let the soil dry out between watering, but no so much that the plants die).

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