• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Best with 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
    Blooms:
    Late Winter
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:FAT-si-a ja-PON-i-ka
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    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); Flowering Maple (Abutilon); Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra); Bush Lily (Clivia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in humus-rich, acidic soils but highly adaptable. Best in bright to dappled shade. Shelter from harsh sun and wind. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Takes brief drought when established. Feed with an all-purpose fertilizer before new spring growth. Prune only as needed for a neat appearance.Pruning time: spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.