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Fatsia

Fatsia spp.

Fatsia japonica-japoniar Fatsia, Aralia 01 by Uliako Auzo Elkartea (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

3m

1m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Fatsia Overview

Fatsia is a 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 in the autumn, the blooms are coloured white or green-white, spherical in overall appearance and followed by small black berries. The most commonly cultivated species is Fatsia japonica, which is ideal for shaded and sheltered areas.

Common problems with Fatsia

How to propagate Fatsia

Seed

Layering

Cuttings

Take greenwood cuttings in summer.

Special features of Fatsia

Attractive leaves

Attracts bees

Other uses of Fatsia

Grown for its foliage, fruits and flowers. It is excellent for conservatories. Suitable for coastal conditions.