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Fatsia japonica

Common Name(s):
Japanese fatsia
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Plant in a protected site; leaves will brown if exposed to full sun or wind; tropical foliage effect; tolerates salt spray and and air pollution. This plant is frequently damaged by deer.

 

This plant is also grown as a houseplant.

Height:
6-10 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, leathery, lustrous, dark green leaves; 7-9 lobes; 6-14 in. wide; palmate
Flower:
Small, white flowers on 15-20 in. panicle in fall; fleshy black fruit ripens in winter
Zones:
7b to 10
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Partial shade to shade; prefers moist, acidic, highly organic soil; tolerates a range of soil conditions
Texture:
Coarse
Form:
Globular, semi-dense, rounded
Width:
4-6 ft.
Tags:
houseplant, house plant, shade, tropical, acidic soil, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1556

Fatsia japonica F. japonica growth habit
Photo by Starr Environmental, CC BY - 2.0
Fatsia japonica flower stalk F. japonica flower stalk
Photo by Janet Tarbox, CC BY-NC-2.0
Fatsia japonica flowers F. japonica flower close-up
Photo by Ripplestone garden, CC BY-ND-2.0
Fatsia japonica umbels Fatsia japonica umbels
Manuel, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Fatsia japonica bloom Fatsia japonica bloom
Manuel, CC BY - 2.0
Fatsia japonica seeds Fatsia japonica seeds
Cerlin Ng, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Fatsia japonica Fatsia japonica
Leonora (Ellie) Enking, CC-BY-SA-2.0