Fatsia japonicaItem #3564 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 11
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.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:FAT-si-a ja-PON-i-kaPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:4 - 9, 14 - 24Growth habit:RoundedGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 8 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Bird Friendly, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Ornamental Berries, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Late WinterFlower color:WhiteFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign IdeasAralia 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.Companion PlantsElephant Ear (Calocasia); Sweet Box (Sarcococca); Flowering Maple (Abutilon); Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra); Bush Lily (Clivia)
- CareCare InformationThrives 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.Pruning time: spring.Light Needs:Full shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.