Camouflage® Variegated Japanese Aralia
Fatsia japonica 'Variegata'
Pronunciation: FAT-si-a ja-PON-i-ka var-ee-GAY-tuh
|Description||Each leaf of this showy shrub possesses an exquisite melding of yellow, lime and green, providing an illuminating effect in a dappled shade setting. Prized for its unique, highly textural foliage, it often blooms fall to winter, producing showy panicles of white flower clusters. Evergreen.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Late winter, followed by showy seed clusters.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 8 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Container, Poolside, Privacy Screen|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Azalea (Azalea); Astilbe (Astilbe); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Camellia (Camellia)|
|Care||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
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.