Fatsia japonica

How to grow fatsias

Find out all you need to know about growing fatsias, in this detailed Grow Guide.

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Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does not fruit in July

Plant does not fruit in August

Plant does not fruit in September

Plant does not fruit in October

Plant does fruit in November

Plant does fruit in December

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.

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