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Hedera helix 'Atropurpurea' (Purple-leaved ivy)

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
8m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
3m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
5-10 years
To maturity
Toxic - Ingestion may cause severe discomfort; contact may irritate the skin.
Toxic - Ingestion may cause severe discomfort; contact may irritate the skin.
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name: Hedera helix 'Atropurpurea'

Other names: Hedera helix 'Purpurea', Common ivy 'Atropurpurea' , English ivy 'Atropurpurea' , Ivy 'Atropurpurea' , Purple-leaved ivy

Genus: Hedera Hedera

Variety or Cultivar: 'Atropurpurea' _ 'Atropurpurea' is a large, self-clinging vine that has medium sized, dark-green leaves that turn very dark-purple, almost black, in cold temperatures.


Hedera helix 'Atropurpurea' is: Evergreen

Flower: Insignificant or absent in All seasons

Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-purple in Autumn; Dark-purple in Winter

Habit: Climbing

Toxicity: Ingestion may cause severe discomfort; contact may irritate the skin.

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Scale insects , Vine weevil Aphids , Scale insects , Vine weevil

Specific diseases: Leaf spot Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods: Root cuttings, Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Hedera helix 'Atropurpurea' (Purple-leaved ivy) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 3m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: Banks and Slopes, City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises, Roof terrace, Foliage only

Cultivation: Best planted in fertile, humus-rich, alkaline soil but will tolerate acidic soils.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered, Exposed

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Hedera helix 'Atropurpurea'

Other names: Hedera helix 'Purpurea', Common ivy 'Atropurpurea' , English ivy 'Atropurpurea' , Ivy 'Atropurpurea' , Purple-leaved ivy

Genus: Hedera Hedera

Variety or Cultivar: 'Atropurpurea' _ 'Atropurpurea' is a large, self-clinging vine that has medium sized, dark-green leaves that turn very dark-purple, almost black, in cold temperatures.


Hedera helix 'Atropurpurea' is: Evergreen

Flower: Insignificant or absent in All seasons

Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-purple in Autumn; Dark-purple in Winter

Habit: Climbing

Toxicity: Ingestion may cause severe discomfort; contact may irritate the skin.

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Scale insects , Vine weevil

Specific diseases: Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods: Root cuttings, Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Hedera helix 'Atropurpurea' (Purple-leaved ivy) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 3m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: Banks and Slopes, City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises, Roof terrace, Foliage only

Cultivation: Best planted in fertile, humus-rich, alkaline soil but will tolerate acidic soils.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered, Exposed

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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