|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
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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.
Height and spread after 3 – 4 years 2m x 2m
Mature height and spread after 6 – 7 years if not pruned 3m x 4m