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Fatsia polycarpa (Many-fruited aralia)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
3.5m
Max height
2m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Fatsia polycarpa

Other names

Many-fruited aralia

Genus

Fatsia Fatsia

Species

F. polycarpa - F. polycarpa is an arching, evergreen shrub with brown-hairy juvenile stems, large, palmate, dark green leaves divided into up to eleven, oblong to elliptic, toothed lobes and, in early winter, spherical umbels of small, creamy-white flowers followed by black fruit.


Fatsia polycarpa is: Evergreen

Habit

Upright, Spreading, Compact

Flower

Cream in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Mealybugs , Scale insects , Thrips Mealybugs , Scale insects , Thrips

Leaf spot Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 9.

Propagation

Sow seed at 15-21C (59-70F) in autumn or spring.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Fatsia polycarpa (Many-fruited aralia) will reach a height of 3.5m and a spread of 2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Banks and Slopes, City, Coastal, Containers, Foliage only, Mediterranean, Sub-Tropical, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade with shelter from cold, drying winds & protection from hard frosts. Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in bright filtered light. In growth, water moderately, feed monthly.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Fatsia polycarpa

Other names

Many-fruited aralia

Genus

Fatsia Fatsia

Species

F. polycarpa - F. polycarpa is an arching, evergreen shrub with brown-hairy juvenile stems, large, palmate, dark green leaves divided into up to eleven, oblong to elliptic, toothed lobes and, in early winter, spherical umbels of small, creamy-white flowers followed by black fruit.

Native to

Taiwan

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Upright, Spreading, Compact


Colour

Flower

Cream in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Mealybugs , Scale insects , Thrips

Specific diseases

Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 9.

Propagation

Sow seed at 15-21C (59-70F) in autumn or spring.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Fatsia polycarpa (Many-fruited aralia) will reach a height of 3.5m and a spread of 2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Banks and Slopes, City, Coastal, Containers, Foliage only, Mediterranean, Sub-Tropical, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade with shelter from cold, drying winds & protection from hard frosts. Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in bright filtered light. In growth, water moderately, feed monthly.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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