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x Fatshedera lizei/Fatshedera, Tree Ivy

x Fatshedera lizei / x Fatshedera lizei
An espalier of fatshedera or tree ivy
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An espalier of fatshedera or tree ivy

Close-up of large, leathery leaves

Trained to grow on a garden support trellis

Foliage resembles that of both parents, English ivy and fatsia

Growing as a ground cover

Lower portion of trunks normally do not have foliage

A variegated selection

Growing on a wrought iron fence

Trained to grow on a wrought iron fence

Vine escaped from a fence and growing on the ground

Older plant in a flowering stage

Floral buds on a mature specimen

A sprawling untrained specimen growing over the ground as a ground cover

A mass of fatshedera clipped along the edges of a planting bed

An untrained planting growing over the ground

Specimen growing as a ground cover like one of its parents, English ivy

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Scientific Name: x Fatshedera lizei
Common Name: Fatshedera, Tree Ivy
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Winter
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Comments: This plant is half vine and half shrub -- a cross between the vining English ivy and the shrub fatsia. It produces large, thick English ivy-like foliage but need some support to climb, otherwise it rambles around on the ground. Provide a well drained soil. Root rot can be a serious problem in the Lower South where conditions are hot and humid.