Hedera helix hibernica – Irish Ivy (western Europe)
(= H. hibernica)
Habit: Climbing shoots/self-climber; 5-20 m tall, but prefers a creeping, mat-like habit, over 5m wide; fast-growing.
Leaves: Five-lobed, leaves twice as large as H. helix, 10-15 cm wide; initially lively fresh green, then black-green with whitish veins; bronze-green in winter.
Demands: Light shade to shade, usually frost hardy.
Hardiness: Zone 6a