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Persian Ivy
Hedera colchica 'Batami'

Family: Araliaceae
Genus: Hedera (HED-er-uh) (Info)
Species: colchica (KOHL-chik-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Batami

Category:

Groundcovers

Vines and Climbers

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is resistant to deer

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By simple layering

By serpentine layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Austin, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 26, 2008, saltcedar from Austin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Unlike many Ivies this one won't take over the neighborhood or climb to treetop heights. It so far has taken 5 years to spread 20ft. It is a weak climber so you will have to pull an occasional strand off of the house or tree it's growing near. It only seems to get leafspot if drought stressed. I would like to hear of others experiences as there's almost nothing on the web. Leaves on mine are 5" x 6" wide, large but less than the species.