Fatsia

Fatsia spp.

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Small genus with only 3 described evergreen species. These are East Asian, shrubs or small trees grown for their growth habit, fruits, leathery foliage and interesting flowers. Glossy leaves, formed mostly at the tips of branches, are divided palmately to create between 7–10 lobes. These are arranged like an open palm, where the lobes are fingers. Flowers are produced in clusters, coloured white or green-white, spherical in overall appearance and followed by small black berries. The most commonly cultivated species is F. japonica, which is ideal for shaded and sheltered areas.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Autumn

Fruiting time

Autumn

Propagation

Cuttings

Take greenwood cuttings in summer.

Special features

Attractive leaves

Attracts bees

Special features

Origin

Japan and South Korea

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Araliaceae

Flower colour

White, Cream

Scent

None

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