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Fatshedera 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. With one parent being a shrub and the other a vine, the plant can be trained in multiple ways.  It can be tied to supports as a vine or allowed to grow along the ground as a groundcover. Pruning the plant to encourage bushiness will give it a more shrub-like form. Sterile greenish-white flowers are produced in the fall.

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.  Propagates by softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings. Variegated cultivars are available.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Can be susceptible to scales and mealybugs.  Generally disease resistant. Browsed by deer.

Quick ID

  • Evergreen, palmately lobed interior/exterior shrub
  • Leaves have 5 lobes with entire margins & sinuses

This species is an artificial hybrid.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Collector’s Garden
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Angyo Star'
    Green leaves edged in cream
  • 'Annemieke' also called 'Variegata'
    Variegated green and yellow leaves
'Angyo Star', 'Annemieke' also called 'Variegata'
Tags:
#evergreen#houseplant#container plant#shade tolerant#salt tolerant#showy leaves#air pollution tolerant#cpp#vines#groundcover#borders#fantz
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Angyo Star'
    Green leaves edged in cream
  • 'Annemieke' also called 'Variegata'
    Variegated green and yellow leaves
'Angyo Star', 'Annemieke' also called 'Variegata'
Tags:
#evergreen#houseplant#container plant#shade tolerant#salt tolerant#showy leaves#air pollution tolerant#cpp#vines#groundcover#borders#fantz
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Fatshedera
    Species:
    lizei
    Family:
    Araliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe, Asia
    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
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Climbing
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    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
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10b, 10a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Flower Description:
    Pale, greenish-white flowers borne on 8-10 in. terminal globose panicle in fall.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Variegated
    White
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Palmasect
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    > 6 inches
    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
    Houseplants
    Landscape Theme:
    Shade Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Salt