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Hedera rhombea

Japanese ivy

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Features

  • BloomsOctober
  • Height2m to 3m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourYellow, green
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Hedera rhombea (Japanese ivy). This evergreen species will produce medium green triangular to ovate leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Climber, Vine or Fruit

Other common names

Ivy

Origin

Korea and Japan

Interest and use

Covering walls and fences, and as ground cover. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.5
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

When grown under glass use a loam-based compost with full light. When grown outdoors you will need to grow in fertile moist humus-rich well-drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by root cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for aphids, red spider mites, scale insects and leaf spot.

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