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Hedera colchica - Dentata Variegata

Hedera colchica - Dentata Variegata
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Type Climber, Evergreen, Ground cover
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Flowers (), Variegated green-silver Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Hedera colchica - Cultivation Notes

Ivy will flourish in most garden soils, but prefer a moist yet well drained fertile soil that is not to alkaline. Hedera will survive heavy shade or full sun, growing as ground cover or climbing plants over walls or trellis, where it can provide an attractive all year foliage cover . Prune to shape at any time of year and tie in straggling growth.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Hedera colchica:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Weaknesses of Hedera colchica

  • Poisonous if eaten/irritating sap
  • Invasive top growth
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Hedera colchica:

  • Evergreen ground cover suitable for problematic dry soils in full sun
  • Fast growing evergreen plant ideal for screening
  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils

View all the plants listed in Genus Hedera

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Common Missspellings: Hedora, Headera, Hedara, Headora, Hedira, Hedorra

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