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Hedera colchica ‘Dentata Variegata’

Persian ivy

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Features

  • BloomsDecember to February
  • Height2.5m to 5m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourYellow, green
  • Leaf ColourPale green mottled cream
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Hedera colchica ‘Dentata Variegata’ (Persian ivy). A climber with lance-shaped leaves which are pale green, mottled cream.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Colchis ivy, Ivy

Origin

Caucasia, N.Iran

Interest and use

Grown up walls on patios or can be grown over tree stumps. Year-round interest. Useful for brightening a shady corner.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0
  • 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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