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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
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Small £14.50 each 

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Large £30.00 each 


  • Evergreen - leaves with 7-11, usually toothed, lobes. Leaves are dark-green, 15-40cm (6-16in) long.
  • White - greenish white
  • Height - 1.5-4m (5-13ft)
  • Spread - 1.5-4m (5-13ft)
  • Tall Shrub - spreading, suckering, rounded shrub. Creamy-white flowers on long stalks in autumn.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy 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)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Architectural interest -
  • 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.
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept -
  • Patio / pot plants
  • Sub-tropical / mediterranean
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 6
    Suitable 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
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Rabbit Resistant
Fatsia - Growing Guide
1.5-4m (5-13ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1.5-4m (5-13ft)

Buy Varieties of FATSIA japonica

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
£17.50 each 
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FATSIA japonica 'Variegata'  AWARD

FATSIA japonica 'Variegata'  >

Commonly known as: False castor oil plant, Japanese figleaf palm.
Rarer variegated form with white or gold edging to the leaves
£27.50 each 
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