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Fatsia japonica (Fig Leafed Palm)

Fatsia japonica (Fig Leafed Palm)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Evergreen, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush, Architectural Form
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Cream Flowers (Autumn), Dark green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Fatsia japonica Description

This upright evergreen shrub is much loved for large waxy cut leaves. Apart from its jungle like exotic form, Fatsia also produces white waxy blooms in autumn. An excellent specimen for shady town gardens, containerised or in a bed. 2m tall x 3m.


Fatsia japonica - Cultivation Notes

Preferring a sheltered location away from cold winds and heavy frosts; Fatsia will flourish in sun or shade. Prune out damaged / dead wood in spring - trim to shape, but avoid over pruning.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Fatsia japonica:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Weaknesses of Fatsia japonica

  • Invasive top growth
  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations

Design & Plant Use for Fatsia japonica:

  • Fast growing evergreen plant ideal for screening
  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Evergreen shrub suitable for planting in a shady location

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