• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Bright Foliage for Shade
    Blooms:
    Late winter, followed by showy seed clusters.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:FAT-si-a ja-PON-i-ka
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Late winter, followed by showy seed clusters.
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Tropical
    Design IdeasJapanese Aralia 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. Perfect lush foliage for absorbing glare around swimming pools and water gardens. Good subject for night lighting.
    Companion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Astilbe (Astilbe); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Camellia (Camellia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide humus rich, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Tolerates some sun in cooler climates; filtered to full shade recommended in hot southern climates. Water deeply at regular intervals to establish an extensive root system. Feed with a balanced slow release fertilizer in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This unique variegated selection was brought to North America through the horticultural market of Japan by Dan Hinkley in 2008.

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