Japanese Aralia Fatsia Japonica Large plants
Japanese Aralia. Fatsia Japonica. castor oil plant, fig-leaf palm, glossy-leaved paper plant.
Fatsia's are evergreen shrubs with stout, sparsely branched stems bearing large, leathery, palmately lobed leaves to 45cm and small white flowers in terminal compound umbels, followed by small black fruits. Despite a tender appearance, this tropical-looking, evergreen shrub is as tough as old boots once established. Gorgeously glossy, deep green palmate leaves.
In autumn, creamy white flowers are produced in large panicles, which are often followed by round, black fruit.
It makes a superb feature in an exotic-style garden, where the large leaves team well with bamboos!
Soil: Acid, Alkaline or Neutral. Moist but well-drained or well-drained. Chalk, Clay, Loam or Sand.
Aspect: East, West or South facing. Sheltered.
Flowers: White in Autumn. Fruits: Black in Autumn.
Suggested Plant Uses: Architectural, Banks and Slopes, City / Courtyard Gardens, Cottage / Informal Garden, Low Maintenance or Sub-tropical.