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Spider's Web Japanese Aralia

Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web'

This rare, Japanese selection of the popular, deep shade-loving southern landscape shrub, Fatsia japonica, is prized for its magnificent foliage. The shiny green palmate leaves are each bordered with a heavy white speckling that often finds its way into the center of the leaf. The perfect way to lighten a heavily shaded spot, while adding a dramatic tropical look with its huge foliage. Evergreen.
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Full shade, Partial shade

Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.


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Botanical PronunciationFAT-si-a juh-PON-ih-kuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate grower to 5 ft. tall and 3 to 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Winter
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Tropical
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UsePoolside
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

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