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Japanese Aralia in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Fatsia japonica syn. Aralia japonica

 

Japanese Aralia

Fatsia is an evergreen shrub that produces white flowers during late autumn through to early winter. The flowers are followed by small inedible black fruit. Sporting large shiny leaves with eight fingers, which is where the name "Fatsia" comes from. This plant is most suitable for filling corners in gardens because of it's all year round display.

 
plant Features
  • Japanese Aralia likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Japanese Aralia likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Japanese Aralia is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Japanese Aralia likes medium to heavy

    Medium to heavy

 
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plant information

Common name

Japanese Aralia

Latin name

Fatsia japonica syn. Aralia japonica

type

Trees or Shrubs

family

Araliaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Japanese Aralia likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Japanese Aralia is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Japanese Aralia likes medium to heavy

    Medium to heavy

  • Water

    Japanese Aralia likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Japanese Aralia is 2.50meters x 2.50meters 2.50 M 2.50 M

Fatsia japonica syn. Aralia japonica

Fatsia is an evergreen shrub that produces white flowers during late autumn through to early winter. The flowers are followed by small inedible black fruit. Sporting large shiny leaves with eight fingers, which is where the name "Fatsia" comes from. This plant is most suitable for filling corners in gardens because of it's all year round display.


Planting outdoors in Autumn

From Early Autumn TO Late Autumn

Plant new specimens in a well drained but moisture retentive site in autumn.

 

Flowering

From Mid Autumn TO Late Autumn

Produces small white flowers in clusters followed by black berries.

 

Planting outdoors in Spring

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant new specimens in a well drained but moisture retentive site in spring.

 

Propagating by cuttings

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Take softwood cuttings from new growth early in the day in Spring or early Summer. Cut, neatly, a 4" approx. piece of a non-flowering shoot, pinch out the tip, and cut off the bottom leaves. Dip the bottom of the cutting in hormone rooting powder, and carefully place in a pot of cutting compost with the leaves just above the level of the compost. Water, label, cover with a polythene bag, and place in a warm, bright place, out of direct sunlight. Take the polythene bag off periodically for a while for ventilation (at least twice a week)

 
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