False Castor Oil Plant

Fatsia japonica

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profile iconFatsia japonica.003 - Zapateira
by Drow male (CC BY-SA 4.0)
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Fatsia japonica is an evergreen shrub with large, distinctive, leathery leaves which are palmately lobed. This plant resides in the Araliaceae family and it produces spherical white flowers in dense clusters. It has a spreading habit and is commonly grown as a garden ornamental, particularly suitable for shaded areas.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Autumn

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings

Take greenwood cuttings in summer.

Special features

Attracts bees

Attractive leaves

Pot plant

Winter colour

Special features

Origin

Japan, South Korea

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Acid, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

This low maintenance plant suits being used to provide architectural interest in urban courtyard spaces and sheltered flower borders in cottage style gardens.

Personality

Family

Araliaceae

Flower colour

White, Cream

Scent

None

Problems

Generally disease free.

Related Problems

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