Hedera algeriensis

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaAraliaceaeHederaHedera algeriensis


A woody perennial shrub with creeping and climbing stems which is found as a garden escape in hedgerows and scrub, and on waste ground and rubbish tips. It is frost sensitive and is usually grown as a houseplant. Discarded plants are usually casual but can become naturalised in mild climates. Lowland.



World Distribution

Native of N. Africa.

Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

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