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Japanese Aralia

Fatsia japonica

Pronunciation: FAT-si-a juh-PON-ih-kuh
SKU #03564

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Description Large, exotic, rich green foliage adds an exciting and bold tropical look to landscapes and patios. 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. Ideal for low light, urban settings. Winter flowers are followed by black ornamental berries. Evergreen.
Light Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Late Winter
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Rounded
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
Landscape Use Container, Poolside, Privacy Screen
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 Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Elephant Ear (Calocasia); Sweet Box (Sarcococca); Flowering Maple (Abutilon); Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra); Bush Lily (Clivia)
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.

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