Fatsia japonicaItem #3564 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 11
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. Winter flowers are followed by black berries. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate grower to 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 grower to 5 to 8 ft. tall and wide.Foliage 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); Tree Fern (Dicksonia); Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra); Bush Lily (Clivia)
- CareCare InformationFollow 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:Partial shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.