More Information About Fatshedera
The genus x Fatshedera is a man-made intergeneric cross between Fatsia japonica 'Moseri' and an unknown Hedera helix cultivar (possibly ssp. hibernica). The original x Fatshedera cross was made in 1910 in at the Liz? Fr?res Nursery at Nantes, France and has never been repeated.
x Fatshedera has a form intermediate between both parents with shiny, leathery, maple tree-sized leaves and a woody stem. There are several variegated Fatshedera selections on the market today, all made from the original cross.
Although best treated like a shrub, Fatshedera can also be easily espaliered. Fatshedera prefers partial shade or morning sun and average moisture during the summer to look its best. In fall, Fatshedera will produce terminal umbels of sterile white flowers. x Fatshedera is evergreen where the winter temperatures stay above 5 degrees F. Below that, it will be killed to the ground but will happily resprout the following spring. When you are ready to buy a tree ivy for your garden, check out our selection of Fatshedera for sale.