Hedera colchica 'Sulphur Heart' (v)
'Sulphur Heart' is a vigorous, self-clinging large evergreen climber with broadly ovate leaves to 20cm in length, dark green with a central splash of yellow and yellow-green
Other common namesivy 'Sulphur Heart'
SynonymsHedera colchica 'Paddy's Pride'
Hedera colchica 'Aureostriata'
see moreHedera colchica 'Gold Leaf'
Hedera colchica f. flavovariegata
Hedera colchica f. sulphuriocordata
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Ultimate height4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread2.5–4 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
|Autumn||Green Yellow||Green Yellow|
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- Potentially harmful
- Ingestion may cause severe discomfort, contact may irritate the skin. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Hedera are evergreen climbing shrubs clinging by aerial roots. Clusters of small yellow-green flowers are followed by usually black berries. Foliage of flowering shoots is often less deeply lobed than that of the sterile, climbing shoots
- Name status
How to grow
Grows best in fertile, humus-rich, alkaline soil but will tolerate acidic soils. Very vigorous
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Low Maintenance
- Flower borders and beds
- Ground cover
- Wall side borders
- Banks and slopes
Pruning group 11 at any time
A leaf spot may be a problem
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