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Hedera colchica ‘Sulphur Heart’

Persian ivy

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Features

  • BloomsDecember to February
  • Height6m to 9m
  • Growth HabitScrambling or scandent
  • Flower ColourYellow, green
  • Leaf ColourGreen and yellowish
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Hedera colchica ‘Sulphur Heart’ (Persian ivy). This variety of ivy has large yellow-green leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Climber

Other common names

Colchis ivy, Ivy

Origin

Caucasia, N.Iran

Interest and use

Climbing

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Needs

  • LightPart 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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