Fatsia japonicaItem #3564 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 11
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Adds an exciting and bold tropical look to the landscape. Great in a shaded entryway or patio, or in a sheltered spot near a water garden or dipping pool. Perfect for outdoor containers or as a houseplant. Ideal for low light, urban settings. Winter flowers are followed by black berries. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:FAT-si-a ja-PON-i-kaPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:4 - 9, 14 - 24Growth habit:RoundGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 8 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Easy Care, Gift Plant, Ornamental Berries, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Late WinterFlower color:WhiteFlower attributesShowy FlowersGarden styleTropicalDesign 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)
- CareCare InformationThrives in humus-rich, acidic soils but highly adaptable. Best in bright to dappled shade. Shelter from harsh sun and wind. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an 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:Full shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.