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Fatsia japonica - 3Ltr
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Plant Details

Soil Type: Clay, Fertile/moist/well-drained
Soil PH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Scented?: No-scent
Seasonal Interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Multi-seasonal
Evergreen?: Yes
Hardiness  Hardy - recommended for a sheltered south or west facing position. Protect in severe cold.
(Japanese Aralia)
  (Award of Garden Merit)

Family Araliaceae
Originating from South Korea and Japan

Evergreen shrub or small tree, with large, leathery, deeply lobed leaves, white flowers in late autumn/winter, followed by black berries. Extremely underrated, Fatsia is a handsome and dramatic plant and has quite possibly the largest leaves of any hardy evergreen - glossy, dark green, palmate, like giant spread hands, the leaves of really healthy specimens can span over 45cm. The eye-catching flowers have an otherworldly appearance with their rounded heads on large long-stalked, branched panicles. Whilst you couldn't call them pretty, they certainly do stand out on a bleak winter's day. Both leaves and flowers are excellent in arrangements and last for weeks.
Fatsia responds well to pruning - leggy plants can be chopped back to keep them bushy, or bottom leaves can be removed to create a little tree. It can also be grown as a hedge.
Fatsia is easy to grow, preferring a fertile soil in shade. It will tolerate dry shade once established, and is a good choice for a problem area. Smaller paler leaves are produced in sun.

Eventual mature plant size :
Height 4m

Spread 4m
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