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Colchis Ivy 'Dentata Variegata'

Hedera colchica 'Dentata Variegata'

Colchis Ivy 'Dentata Variegata'

Hedera colchica 'Dentata Variegata'

Decoration form leaves, XI
Flowering month IX, X, XI IX, X, XI
Evergreen plant no
Density on 1 m2
Annual growth 1-2 m
Aspect 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow
Frost hardiness 7 - 10 Zones 7 - 10

A striking, strong-growing variety of ivy with exceptionally large leaves, splashed with cream colour but of a moderate frost hardiness. Selected in Great Britain before 1907. The leaves are 15-20 cm long, varying from ovate to cordate, non-lobed, irregularly dentate, evergreen, leathery, lustrous, and green with cream colour-splashed edges and silvery-green streaks. 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.