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Commonly known as False castor oil plant, Japanese figleaf palm
EvergreenLeaves with 7-11, usually toothed, lobes. Leaves are dark-green, 15-40cm (6-16in) long.
Tall ShrubSpreading, suckering, rounded shrub. Creamy-white flowers on long stalks in autumn.
Hardy - cold winterHardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
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Additional FeaturesArchitectural interestGood to knowIdeal in a shaded, sheltered courtyard or as a container plant in a cool conservatory. Wildlife plant - insects.Pests & DiseasesMealybugs and scale insects can be a problem in greenhouse - outside cold winds can cause diebackPlace of originSouth Korea, Japan.
Garden Location/ConditionsCoastal / windsweptPatio / pot plantsSub-tropical / mediterranean
Pruning groupPruning group 6Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.
RHS group 9 & 11
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soil
WildlifeBee friendlyRabbit Resistant
BAMBOO Phyllostachys nigra
BERGENIA cordifolia 'Purpurea'
DIGITALIS purpurea albiflora
FAGUS sylvatica 'Riversii'
FATSIA japonica 'Spider's Web'
HOSTA 'Sum and Substance'
TILIA x europaea
Buy Varieties of FATSIA japonica
slow growing form with the leaves heavily speckled with white variegation sometimes spreading over a whole leaf
rarer variegated form with white or gold edging to the leaves