Fatsia japonica is a fantastic foliage plant. A medium sized shrub, with large, glossy evergreen, palm-shaped leaves, it’s a great choice for a shady spot. It can also be grown as a houseplant.
Often overlooked are the unusual white flowers and black fruits that provide interest in the autumn and winter and food for wildlife. Fatsia is guaranteed to add an exotic touch and looks good teamed with softer grasses and bamboos, but also works in contrast with smaller leafed shrubs, or bold canna lilies.