Fatsia Japonica

Japanese Aralia
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Plant Type

Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Large

Mature Height & Spread

8′ x 4′

Exposure

Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

White

Bloom Time

Fall, Winter

Special Features

Hedge, Shade Tolerant

Container Sizes

#1, #5, #15

Natural Growth Habit

Upright

Sunset Garden Zones

4-9, 14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

8-11

Fatsia Japonica (Japanese Aralia) grows aggressively and with up to 12 in. wide leaves that are deeply lobed and slightly serrated. The leaf stems are quite long and hold the leaves up and out while the plant grows to heights of about 8 ft tall and by about 4 ft. wide. The upright stems are covered with prominent leaf scars and they are mostly un-branched. The sheer weight of the large leaves causes the plant to lean or list to one side or another. The flowering season is in fall but only mature plants will bloom. Flowers are white and are on a white stalk growing in small terminal clusters. They are followed by small fleshy black fruit. This plant is mainly grown for its outstandingly attractive foliage and not the flowers.

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