Family: Araliaceae

Common Name: Angyo Star Fatshedera


Angyo Tree Ivy (Fatshedera) A intergeneric hybrid of Japanese aralia (Fatsia japonica) and English ivy (Hedera helix). Has star shaped green leaves with cream to white borders. A subtropical sprawling shrub.

Plant TypePerennial Tender, Subtropical woody plants, Indoor Foliage
Hardiness Zone(7b)8-11
Sunlightshaded, dappled shade
Moistureaverage, moist
Soil & Siteaverage, well drained
Leaves5-7 lobed, rich green, white to creamy white border, star shaped, on the large size, evergreen
Dimensions3-5 feet, upright sprawling
Maintenancemay need to be staked
Propagationcuttings, sterile plant doesn't produce seeds
Cultivar OriginSelected in Japan and brought to the US by plantsman Ted Stephens. Was named after the town which contains many famous Japanese nurseries. "The original Fatshedera was made by crossing Fatsia japonica 'Moserii' (Moser's Japanese fatsia, the seed parent) and Hedera helix (common ivy, the pollen parent) at the Lizé Frères tree nursery at Nantes in France in 1912. Its generic name is derived from the names of the two parent genera." (Wikipedia)
Misc FactsAKA: Aralia Ivy, Fat Headed Lizzy, Tree Ivy 'Angyo Star'
Author's NotesI live zone #5 and have seen this shrub a few times in gardens. It adds a exotic tropical look to the planting.
Notes & Reference#01-Manual of Woody Landscape Plants (Michael Dirr), #03-The Hillier Manual of Trees and Shrubs (Hillier Nursery), #255-Encyclopedia of Exotic Plants (Will Giles)
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