Plant identification please.
English Ivy? its handsome
22 Nov, 2009
Thanks Drc - I should have explained more .... it doesnt cling, its kind of an upright shrub that needs support.
What sort of size is it?
The mature one in my mum's garden is about 6 feet tall. I've been trying to find the name for ages and I feel a bit embarrassed now because I was looking through my books for something else and I've come across at plant: Fatshedera lizeri - a cross between Fatsia and ivy - it would make sense?
Thats what it is Dawnsaunt.....:>)
Great, thanks so much, I can post it now.
Well done Dawnsaunt!
Well thats a surprise do you think it will flower?
Hi Drc, I've done a bit of a google and apparently, in autumn produces umbels of greeny-white flowers. This one is quite young so maybe in future years.
That what I wondered Dawn - if it would have lovely white flowers from its Fatsia side as well as its ivy side? fingers crossed
It would be nice Drc, wouldnt it. Do you like it, would you like me to try and get a cutting going for you.
I like fatsia have 2, I want to see what happens? with this plant I suspect it might be a hidden gem so yes a cutting would be fun thanks Dawn.
I'll make a note and try and get one going Drc. When I first started trying to establish what it was, I kept thinking it was an Ivy but it all makes sense now. Like you say, should be nice.
Well I see you worked out what it was! Fatshedera lizei variegata, lovely plant, needs support though, gets about 4 feet, doesn't usually flower at all. Can also be used as a houseplant, and is often found in the houseplant section of the garden centre.
I've been intrigued what they are for ages Bamboo - but now we know, thanks.
Quite nice arent they. On another note, did you find that link I left so you could listen to the green woodpecker call?
23 Nov, 2009
I did, thanks, but I have to admit, haven't got round to listening yet - speakers need to be plugged in, and the plugboard's behind the computer table!
Ha ha Bamboo - sounds like my set up
I dread to think how much dust is lurking back there, what with all those cables...
Don't worry, we all have it, lol
How do I say thanks?
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