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A picture of a Ivy 'Gold'

Ivy 'Gold'

Hedera helix 'Gold'

Also known as

Ivy, Ivy 'Goldchild'

Photo by Roosie (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








2 years to reach maturity

More images of Ivy 'Gold'

A close up of some variegated green Hedera helix 'Gold' leaves
A close up of some green Hedera helix 'Gold' leaves

Ivy 'Gold' Overview

Hedera helix 'Gold' is a medium-sized evergreen cultivar with light green young leaves with golden-yellow edges that turn to a grey-green shade as they get older, with pale yellow edges. It can cope with most light levels, plant in moist, well-draining soil for optimal growth. This cultivar has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Award of Garden Merit. It is also part of the RHS “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. It has a climbing habit and is hardy to -15 degrees Celsius. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden, it can also be grown indoors.

Common problems with Ivy 'Gold'

How to propagate Ivy 'Gold'


Semi-hardwood cuttings taken in summer

Special features of Ivy 'Gold'

Attracts bees

Attracts butterflies

Attracts useful insects

Attractive leaves