• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower to 5 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving
    Late Winter
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:FAT-si-a ja-PON-i-ka
    Plant type:Shrub
    Sunset climate zones:4 - 9, 14 - 24
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 5 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Winter
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleTropical
    Design IdeasAralia is a perfect foundation plant that provides rich green background foliage in partially shaded landscapes. Its large exotic leaves belie its ability to withstand some frost. Tuck into the understory of trees or between buildings. Thrives in large containers. Lush foliage is soothing to the eye and makes a lovely backdrop when featured in morning sun or dappled shade spots near swimming pools and water gardens. Good subject for night lighting.
    Companion PlantsElephant Ear (Calocasia); Sweet Box (Sarcococca); Tree Fern (Dicksonia); Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra); Bush Lily (Clivia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Protect from harsh afternoon sun. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.Pruning time: spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.