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Colchis Ivy 'Sulphur Heart'

Hedera colchica 'Sulphur Heart'

Colchis Ivy 'Sulphur Heart'

Hedera colchica 'Sulphur Heart'

Decoration form leaves
Flowering month IX, X, XI IX, X, XI
Evergreen plant no
Plants height 7 m
Annual growth 1-2 m
Aspect 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow
Frost hardiness 7 - 10 Zones 7 - 10

A striking, very strong-growing ivy variety of exceptionally large green and yellow leaves but moderate frost hardiness. The leaves are 15-20 cm long, varying from ovate to cordate, non-lobed, irregularly dentate, evergreen, leathery, lustrous, green with yellow veins and irregular, blurred splash of yellow and light green in the middle. It clings to supports by means of aerial roots, climbing over walls. It reaches 7 m height, gaining 1- 2 m a year. This variety can freeze during harsher winters. It should be placed in sheltered locations, in a mild climate e.g. West and North-West of Poland. It thrives in semi-shade, tolerates average soil and temporary draughts. Particularly useful as groundcover but it can also be trained over walls or tree trunks.