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FATSIA japonica 'Variegata'

Commonly known as False castor oil plant, Japanese figleaf palm

Rarer variegated form with white or gold edging to the leaves
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    7-11 lobed, usually toothed, leaves 15-40cm (6-16in) long.
  • Height
    1.5 - 4m (5-12ft)
  • Spread
    1.5 - 4m (5-12ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Spreading, suckering, rounded shrub. Creamy-white flowers on long stalks in autumn.
  • 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)
  • Partial shade

FATSIA japonica 'Variegata'



  • Additional Features
    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.
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Silver variegated
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
Fatsia - Growing Guide
1.5 - 4m (5-12ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1.5 - 4m (5-12ft)

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