Question: Ivy and oleander
Hello, I'm help52
I'm looking for a creeper that I can't find either in the garden, or on the internet
do you want to help me E 'ivy or similar leaves are like those of ivy, but inside
they are yellow and on the outer edge they are green. It exists because I have seen it in more than one garden, but as I have already written I cannot find it. Help me at least with the money and if possible with other references. Another thing: I saw in friuli an oleander of apricot color is it possible? if so could you tell me the exact name to find it?
Ivy or oleander: Answer: Ivy and oleander
Dear help 52,
We thank you for contacting us regarding your questions regarding ivy and oleander via the Oleander Expert's column (Nerium oleander) belonging to the Apocinaceae family and it is a very common evergreen in Italy. In mild climates it can be grown in open ground while in the north it is cultivable only in pots to be repaired in winter.
It has lanceolate leaves of leathery consistency and simple or double flowers of various colors that bloom from June to September. From research carried out the cultivated varieties are white, cream, pink and red, however the search for new varieties by the producers is always in continuous development, so it could very well exist the color variant she observed in Friuli. We therefore recommend contacting a garden
specialized in his area that will surely be updated on the news. The Ivy belongs to the Araliaceae family and in the Hedera genus which contains 15 different species of rustic, climbing and evergreen plants, among which the most common is the Hedera Helix.
It is characterized by having 2 types of branches. The juvenile branches are endowed with aerial roots, which are attached to each surface, and lobed leaves. The adult branches, which grow following the previous ones, are devoid of roots, have leaves with an entire margin, and form flowers and fruits. The Helix ivy is the most used to cover the walls, it has shiny leaves of
deep green color, often characterized by silver-colored spots. It produces small black fruits, poisonous to humans but commonly eaten by birds.
It adapts to all types of terrain, requires illuminated areas but not direct light. Generally the ivy grown against the walls are shortened in the period of March and are pruned again during the summer to avoid and an excessive lengthening of the shoots up to roofs or gutters. The adult branches are usually shortened in March and July to maintain the shape of the hedge.
The question that poses us is not easy to solve given the many existing varieties, the characteristics you indicated can be traced back to the "variegated" Hedera colchica variety which, however, has a yellow outer edge and a green inner part.
With best regards