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A large evergreen shrub with very large deeply lobed green leaves. Tiny white flowers appear in large pannicles in the autumn. Height up to 2m and spread 1m or more. Will thrive in sun or shade. An ideal hardy exotic shrub which gives "the look".
Fatsia, Castor oil plant, Aralia, Glossy-leafed paper plant, Japanese fatsia
Fatsia japonica (Fatsia). This is an upright spreading evergreen bushy species. It will grow to a beehive shape about 1.25m high. The glossy dark green leaves are deeply lobed. The white-cream flowers are produced in umbels of in the autumn and they are followed by blackish fruits.
Also known as Aralia japonica.
Grow in humus rich, well-drained soil in a sheltered position.
Ornamental, foliage, indoors, container, greenhouse, specimen. Autumn interest. Round black fruit throughout winter.