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Bush Ivy x Fatshedera lizei

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
fat-sheh-DER-ah LIZ-ey-eye
Description

This is an intergeneric hybrid created by crossing Fatsia japonica 'Moserii' (Japanese fatsia) with Hedera helix (common ivy)  in the Araliaceae family. This three-foot size plant is a semi-climbing vine/shrub that makes an equally good groundcover.  It can be trained to climb like a vine, but it needs support. Very tolerant of adverse conditions including air pollution and coastal sea spray.  Plant in shade or north exposure for winter protection.  Works well planted under taller shrubs, in containers, or in boarders.  It even makes a good houseplant.  Pinch young tips to promote bushy growth.  Propagates by softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings. Flowers in fall; can be trained on trellis or wall, otherwise relatively weak-stemmed; needs support to stay attached to wall/trellis; variegated cultivars are available.

 

Seasons of Interest:

     Foliage:  Evergreen   Bloom:  Fall, white

 

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  May be attacked by scales and mealybugs.  Generally disease resistant.

Quick ID

  • Evergreen, palmately lobed interior/exterior shrub
  • Leaves have 5 lobes with entire margins & sinuses
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Angyo Star'
  • 'Annemieke' - blotched yellow green leaves
Tags:
#evergreen#houseplant#container plant#shade tolerant#salt tolerant#air pollution tolerant#cpp#fantz
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Angyo Star'
  • 'Annemieke' - blotched yellow green leaves
Tags:
#evergreen#houseplant#container plant#shade tolerant#salt tolerant#air pollution tolerant#cpp#fantz
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Fatshedera
    Species:
    lizei
    Family:
    Araliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Houseplant
    Shrub
    Vine
    Habit/Form:
    Climbing
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Description:
    Pale, greenish white flowers borne on 8-10 in. globose panicle in fall. Inflorescence is a terminal panicle, 8-10 in long and 4 in across.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Variegated
    White
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are alternate, simple, 5-lobed, entire, cordate, coriaceous, dark green, 4-10 inches across; lobes ovate, cut 1/3 to 1/2 way to base.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Salt