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Fatsia japonica

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Small fatsia japonica plants from seed last year.

Pot Size
0.25 litres

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Plant Finder: about Fatsia japonica

Common names

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.

Interest and use

Ornamental, foliage, indoors, container, greenhouse, specimen. Autumn interest. Round black fruit throughout winter.

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Fatsia japonica | Taunton, Somerset, TA3 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Broxburn, West Lothian, EH52
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