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Scientific Name: Hedera colchica 'Sulfur Heart'
Pronunciation: HED-ur-uh koll-CHI-kuh
Common Name: variegated Persian ivy
Family Name: Araliaceae
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen, Ground cover, Vine or climber
Key ID Features: Leaves cordate, variegated, mid-green with gold/chartreuse centres, white main veins.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Spreading
Form: Climbing, Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:> 25m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Europe, Garden origin
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Arbors or trellis, Filler, Ground cover, Screening, Winter interest
Additional Info: Google
variegated Persian ivy
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined, Leathery, Pinnate venation
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Summer: Green, Dark-green, Yellow
Colour in Fall: Green, Dark-green, Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cordate
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type:
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): White, Green-yellow
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Sep, Oct

Fruit Type: Drupe
Fruit Colour: Yellow, Orange, Black
Fruiting Time: Apr, May
Additional Info: Showy
Bark Morphology: Lightly fissured
Bark or Stem Colour: Dark brown
Organ Modifications: Aerial or climbing roots

Propagation: Softwood cuttings
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Fungal leaf spot, Scale insects,
Specific Pests: stem rot
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