This grower is sure of this plant identification.
This is not the poisnous castor oil plant Ricinus.
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.