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× Fatshedera lizei compact
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compact tree ivy

an evergreen shrub to 1m tall and wide with glossy, deep green leaves narrowly edged with creamy white and small white flowers borne in globose sprays in autumn

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Cream Green White
Summer Cream Green White
Autumn White Cream Green White
Winter Cream Green White
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Araliaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

x Fatshedera are evergreen shrubs that can be trained to climb, with glossy, leathery, palmately lobed leaves and terminal panicles of small greenish-white flowers

Name status

Correct

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow outdoors in fertile moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Grow under glass in loam-based compost. Most light conditions are acceptable.

Propagation

Propagate by softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Architectural
  • Patio and container plants
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 1. Pinch out young growth to promote bushy growth

Pests

May be susceptible to scale insects and mealybugs under glass

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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