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Botanical name: Fatsia japonica
Other names: Japanese aralia, Glossy-leaved paper plant, Castor oil plant, Fatsi, Fig-leaf palm
Species: F. japonica - F. japonica is a medium, spreading evergreen shrub with palmate leaves, clusters of small white flowers and small, black fruit.
Fatsia japonica is: Evergreen
Flower: White, Insignificant or absent in Autumn
Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons
Fruit: Black in Winter
Habit: Open stems, Spreading
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Plant with: Meconopsis betonicifolia (Blue poppy), Parthenocissus henryana (Silver-vein creeper), Meconopsis baileyi 'Hensol Violet' (Blue poppy 'Hensol Violet'), Meconopsis baileyi var. alba (Himalayan white poppy)
Specific diseases: Leaf spot
Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Fatsia japonica (Japanese aralia) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.
Suggested uses: Architectural, Banks and Slopes, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Sub-Tropical, Foliage only
Cultivation: Plant in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or part shade.
|This plant likes...||Garden match|
|Soil types:||Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Light:||Partial Shade, Full Sun|
|Aspect:||South, East, West|
Discuss Fatsia japonica (Japanese aralia) with other Shoot members.
I planted my fatsia Japonica in July 2009 and thought I would have seen some flowers this year. While he has grown twice the size and is looking gorgeous, we are still waiting for the flowers to appear.
Any ideas anyone?
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