Hedera helix subsp. hibernica

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaAraliaceaeHederaHedera helix subsp. hibernica


An evergreen perennial climber of woodland, scrub, hedgerows, walls, rock outcrops and cliffs, which may also sprawl over the ground. It avoids only the most acidic soils. Altitudinal limit unknown.



World Distribution

Oceanic Southern-temperate element.

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.