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Aralia Ivy, Fat Headed Lizzy, Tree Ivy
X Fatshedera lizei

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Family: Araliaceae
Genus: X Fatshedera (fats-HED-er-uh) (Info)
Species: lizei (LY-zee-eye) (Info)


Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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)

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

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:



Grown for foliage

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:


Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

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:

Santa Rosa, California

Wilmington, Delaware

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Conyers, Georgia

Jonesboro, Georgia

Clinton, Mississippi

Pequannock, New Jersey

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

New Bern, North Carolina

Newport News, Virginia

Norfolk, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 3, 2006, corgimom from Pontotoc, MS (Zone 7b) wrote:

wonderful,evergreen,6 ft.shrub on the northeast side of the house for me. I have to cut it back every year. master gardeners are trying to propagate cuttings from mine this year for our sale.I have had good success propagating cuttings in vermiculite. /great for flower arrangements although can be rather heavy.