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Ivy 'Goldchild'

Hedera helix 'Goldchild'

Also known as

Ivy, Ivy 'Goldchild'

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








10 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Ivy 'Goldchild' Overview

Hedera helix 'Goldchild' is a perennial cultivar from the Araliaceae family. It is commonly known as Ivy 'Goldchild' and sometimes sold under the names Hedera helix 'Golden Child' or Hedera helix 'Gold Harald'. Ivy 'Goldchild' is grown primarily for its lush foliage of light green young leaves broadly outlined with bright yellow. It forms a cool, green cover on walls or ground but is also wonderful in containers/ baskets, or draping over walls, and complements other plantings. In warm weather the yellow can change to a creamy white colour. 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. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!

Common problems with Ivy 'Goldchild'

Can also suffer from scale insect attack.

How to harvest Ivy 'Goldchild'

Generally not harvested but foliage can be taken at any time for flower arrangements.

How to propagate Ivy 'Goldchild'


Softwood cuttings can be taken at any time, Semi-ripe or hardwood cuttings can be taken in Summer until Winter.

Special features of Ivy 'Goldchild'

Ground cover

Attracts useful insects

Attracts bees

Winter colour

Other uses of Ivy 'Goldchild'

A low maintenance plant that suits almost all garden styles and can brighten partial shaded areas. Plant as either ground cover on banks or slopes or in wall side borders to cloth an unsightly fence or wall.

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