Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Evergreen shrub or vine, 4-6 ft (1.2-1.8 m), in resulted from a cross of Fatsia japonica and Hedera helix. Its appearance is generally intermediate between that of the two parents. Leaves alternate, simple, leathery, lustrous dark green, 10-25 cm across, 5 lobed palmate, with cuts 1/3-1/2 to the base.
- Part shade to shade, but seems to grow best in shade. Sometimes grown as a house plants.
- Since it is an inter-generic hybrid, a cross between two genera, specifically, Fatsia and Hedera, the correct name is ×Fatshedera lizei. The multiplication sign (×) in front of the genus indicates an inter-generic cross.
- One author not enamored with the plant called it the result of "an entirely pointless mating between a fatsia and a hedera". He likes the common name, "fat-headed Lizzy" (Phillips and Barber, 1981).
- Hardy to USDA Zone (7)8 Raised in 1910 by Messrs. Lizè Fréres, nurserymen of Nantes, France.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: southeast entrance to Sackett Hall (dorm).