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HEDERA colchica 'Sulphur Heart'

Commonly known as Bullock's heart ivy, Persian ivy

('Paddy's Pride') - leaves suffused & splashed gold
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Leaves are more elongated than 'Dentata'
  • Height
    5m (16ft)
  • Climber
    Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Partial shade
    variegated and yellows prefer more light - shelter from cold winds.

HEDERA colchica 'Sulphur Heart'

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Grows more rapidly than 'Dentata'. Good for a wall.
    Pests & Diseases
    Red spider mites, scale insects, aphids, leaf spot.
    Place of origin
    Caucasus, northern Iran.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Gold variegated
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Soil Conditions
    Alkaline / Chalk loving
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus- rich
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets)
    May cause skin allergy
    (People & Pets)
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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