Camouflage® Variegated Japanese Aralia
Fatsia japonica 'Variegata'
Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||FAT-si-a ja-PON-i-ka var-ee-GAY-tuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 8 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late winter, followed by showy seed clusters.|
|Design Ideas||Japanese 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Container, Houseplant, Poolside, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Ornamental Berries, Shade Loving, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Bright Foliage for Shade|
Thrives in humus-rich, acidic soils but highly adaptable. Best in bright to dappled shade. Shelter from harsh sun and wind. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish root system; tolerates brief dry spells when established. Apply an all-purpose fertilizer in early spring. Remove old, faded foliage for a tidy appearance.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 10