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Hedera colchica ‘Dentata’

Persian ivy

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Features

  • BloomsDecember to February
  • Height7m
  • Growth HabitScrambling or scandent
  • Flower ColourYellow, green
  • Leaf ColourBright green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Hedera colchica ‘Dentata’ (Persian ivy). A vigorous climber with large, bright green, drooping leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Climber

Other common names

Colchis ivy, Ivy, Elephant's ear

Origin

Caucasia, N.Iran

Interest and use

Good for ground cover or for a large wall.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.5
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Prune in spring to control height and spread, and to remove any damaged growth.

Propagation

Softwood cuttings or rooted layers in late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Spider mites, scale, thrips and aphids.

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