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Aralia Ivy, Fat Headed Lizzy, Tree Ivy 'Annemieke'

X Fatshedera lizei

Family: Araliaceae
Genus: X Fatshedera (fats-HED-er-uh) (Info)
Species: lizei (LY-zee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Annemieke
Additional cultivar information:(aka Medio-Variegated, Media-Picta, Lemon and Lime, Maculata)



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Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:




Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


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

San Francisco, California

Charlotte, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina (2 reports)

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Canby, Oregon

Richardson, Texas

Artondale, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 12, 2010, vstandifer from Richardson, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I live in Dallas, where it's hard to grow unusual plants that are both lush and heat-hardy. For two years, 'Annemieke' has been growing under my large live oak tree, in complete shade. It's been a slow grower, but even its older leaves have remained healthy and shiny as it grows more and more bushy. I plan to plant several more as soon as I find a source: our best nurseries here only stock a few of these at a time!


On Jan 2, 2008, yotedog from Raleigh, NC wrote:

So far, very positive. Lovely foliage, particularly nice because with its upright growth habit, it stands out. Mine has survived 26 degrees Celsius, with some wind, on the north side of my home with no damage. There seems to be alot of disagreement as to exactly how hardy the plant is--some references say zone 8, some zone 7. One reference stated that new growth would die with anything below 25 degrees, old growth in the teens, but the plant itself would survive and resprout even down to 10 degrees.