Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||FAT-si-a juh-PON-ih-kuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 8 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Winter|
|Design Ideas||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. 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Container, 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||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.|
|Companion Plants||Elephant Ear (Calocasia); Sweet Box (Sarcococca); Flowering Maple (Abutilon); Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra); Bush Lily (Clivia)|
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: 8-11