Fatsia

Fatsia japonica

Fatsia - Fatsia japonica

Common Name: Fatsia
Genus: Fatsia
Species: japonica

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, A good architectural plant, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 3.00 m (300 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 3.00 m (300 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Cream, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

This evergreen shrub is grown primarily for its foliage and its architectural structure. The thick leathery dark green leaves resemble hands. White/cream flowers are produced in Autumn followed by black, rounded fruits. Fatsia japonica is native to Japan and S.Korea. It is important to shelter this plant from cold, drying winds. It is therefore best suited to an enclosed area eg a walled or courtyard garden.