(variegated tree ivy)
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Soil Type: Clay, Fertile/moist/well-drained, Poor/dry
Soil PH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Seasonal Interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Multi-seasonal
Hardiness Fully hardy - requires no frost protection.
(Award of Garden Merit)
A handsome evergreen shrub or small tree that is a cross between Fatsia (Castor oil plant) and Hedera (Ivy). Striking large, palmate, glossy dark green leaves with bold, creamy/white variegated margins. In autumn it produces panicles of green/white flowers. Very architectural and also makes a great houseplant.
Indispensable in shaded, woodland gardens where few other shrubs will grow. Regular pruning will result in a bushy shrub or it can be allowed to grow against a wall or fence. It may even be trained into a small tree.
Grow in fertile moist but well-drained soil in shade/part shade. Tolerant of pollution and salt spray.
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