Hedera canariensis     
Algerian ivy   
Araliaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


close-up of vine
clinging rootlets of Hedera canarienses
Form: clinging (climbing) vine or groundcover
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: climbs 20-30ft with equal spread
Leaves: simple, lobed, ivy shape, 3-8in wide, attractive; new growth is lighter shade of green
Flowers: rarely present, greenish
Fruit: not significant
Stems/Trunks: self climbing; stems red, woody with age
Range/Origin: Canary Islands and North Africa
Hardiness: to 10°F



Algerian ivy
young specimen and (inset) leaf form

once established, may move out aggressively out of allocated space, onto lawns, etc.

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