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Commonly known as: False castor oil plant, Japanese figleaf palm.

Mature Size

1.5 - 4m (5-12ft) Tall Shrub Average Person
  1.5 - 4m (5-12ft)

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  • Good to know - ideal in a shaded, sheltered courtyard or as a container plant in a cool conservatory. Wildlife plant - insects.
  • Pests & Diseases - mealybugs and scale insects can be a problem in greenhouse - outside cold winds can cause dieback
  • Place of Origin - South Korea, Japan.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Height - 1.5 - 4m (5-12ft)
  • Spread - 1.5 - 4m (5-12ft)
  • Evergreen - 7-11 lobed, usually toothed, leaves 15-40cm (6-16in) long.
  • Tall Shrub - spreading, suckering, rounded shrub. Creamy-white flowers on long stalks in autumn.
  • Partial Shade
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil

Buy Varieties of FATSIA

FATSIA japonica   AWARD

FATSIA japonica  >

Commonly known as: False castor oil plant, Japanese figleaf palm.
Excellent glossy foliage and an attractive habit which makes for an architectural or feature plant
Small £13.50 each
Large £40.00 each

FATSIA japonica 'Spider's Web'

FATSIA japonica 'Spider's Web'  >

Commonly known as: False castor oil plant, Japanese figleaf palm.
Slow growing form with the leaves heavily speckled with white variegation sometimes spreading over a whole leaf
£15.00 each

FATSIA polycarpa

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Commonly known as: False castor oil plant, Japanese fig leaf palm.
Longer stalked, less glossy leaves than F. japonica. A recently introduced Taiwanese species which is frost hardy to -10º and has made a very attractive free standing shrub here
£18.50 each
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