Hedera algeriensis, the Algerian ivy, is a species of evergreen ivy native to the North African coast. Evergreen vines can help us cover up and soften walls and fences. They can also be used as groundcovers for troublesome areas of the garden.
Algerian ivy (Hedera algeriensis or Hedera canariensis) is also commonly called Canary Island ivy, Canary ivy or Madeira ivy. It is an evergreen vine native to western regions and islands of Africa. It will grow in full sun but it may be stunted and will need frequent watering in full sun. It prefers to grow in part to full shade. There are several variegated varieties of Algerian ivy, such as ‘Gloire de Marengo’ and ‘Canary Cream.’ However, when planted in deep shade, the variegated varieties may revert to all green. When grown in the right conditions, Algerian ivy vines can quickly reach 40 foot (12 m.) long. They climb up walls or spread over ground by aerial roots.