Fatsia japonica

Fatsia japonica

Japanese aralia

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Fruits
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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Fatsia japonica
  • Common name: Japanese aralia
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 3m

Spread: 3m

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers, Fruit

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Often grown as a foliage houseplant for cool situations, Fatsia japonica is also a very successful shade-tolerant garden plant. The large glossy leaves make it a useful addition to tropical-type planting plans. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it the Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Grow Fatsia japonica in a seaside gardens or against a sheltered wall inland – hard frost can injure the leaves but plants will recover if the roots are protected from frost. Plant in spring to allow time to establish before the frosts. Remove berries to increase leaf size, and water and feed regularly.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade, Full shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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