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Fatsia japonica
Common Name: Japanese Fatsia Family: Araliaceae (The Aralia Family)

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Fatsia has huge, foot-wide, palmate (like a hand), dark green, evergreen leaves that are the principal attraction of this shrub. Flowering usually occurs in October with tiny creamy-white flowers held in spherical clusters. They are followed by fleshy black fruit.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:
In the understorey of evergreen forests.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypeShrub  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height6-10'  Bloom TimeLate Fall 
Spread3-5'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Loves Shade Shade Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureMoist Average  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone8-11  BerriesYes 
BC NativeNo    

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