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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
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  • Evergreen - thick stems bearing hairless, 7-11-lobed, usually toothed leaves 15-40cm (6-16in) long
  • Height - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Tall Shrub - rounded shrub. Produces 5-petalled flowers 6mm (¼in) across in branching, long-stalked umbels 2.5-4cm (1-1½in) across forming bunches. Small, spherical, black fruit.
  • 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
  • Additional Features - Good to know - tolerant of coastal exposure and atmospheric pollution. Good for a sheltered courtyard.
  • Pests & Diseases - under glass - mealy bugs, scale insects
  • Place of origin - Japan
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter - under glass use loam-based compost (JI No. 3)
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
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Fatsia - Growing Guide
2.5m (8ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)
 

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