climbers

fons jaspers asked 11 years ago
I have two types of Hedera to climb up an arch. They are supposed to reach up to about 3 mtr. but their main growth is at the base in stead of at the top. Would it be effective to prune back that base growth, or would this stimulate more growth at their feet au contraire?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Ivies want to grow upwards but there are not great at gripping an arch, they are better on a wall. They have aerial roots rather than twisting tendrils.

Tie them into position and cut away what you do not want.

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