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Hedera helix 'Royal Hustler'

Family: Araliaceae
Genus: Hedera (HED-er-uh) (Info)
Species: helix (HEE-licks) (Info)
Cultivar: Royal Hustler

Vines and Climbers

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter

Grown for foliage

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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By creash
Thumbnail #1 of Hedera helix by creash


No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral creash On Sep 11, 2014, creash from Logansport, IN wrote:

Have a positive and a negative, cancelling each other out to neutral!

Positive: A beautiful (and quite hearty) house plant. Great in a hanging basket or stick a small trellis in the pot; it doesn't care either way! It doesn't throw a fit about some neglect or environmental changes. Will even tolerate full shade for extended periods of time, although it will stop growing. Put it back in a sunny spot, and it takes off, right where it left off! Would rather be under-watered than over-watered, as with just about any plant.

Negative: I made the mistake of taking shoots of it and planting it in one of my flower beds. It looks pretty, but is far more trouble than it's worth to keep it under control. Don't plant it unless you intend to let it take over.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Elkhart, Indiana
Logansport, Indiana

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