This ivy was found around 1945 on a church near Remscheid. The large, dark-green leaves are tightly packed together making a kind of ivy 'mat,' their imbricate (roof-tile like) growth habit providing particularly dense and lush cover to any facade or structure. In winter they darken somewhat due to a red pigment, but they're not as dark as the native ivy (Hedera helix, wild form) in our forests. From May the darkness fades and becomes concealed by the new bright green foliage. Excellent winter hardiness to climate zone 5a, very fast growing- therefore also suitable for high greenings in Germany's Central Uplands. A universal variety, so naturally included in our ivy sortiment. Please refer to the ivy general information to learn more.
(lat. Hedera helix "Woerner", also "Woerneri" or "Remscheid")