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Fatsia japonica (Japanese aralia, Castor oil plant)

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Plant description

fatsia japonica japanese aralia 1

Fatsia japonica is an evergreen shrub with glossy green palmate leaves, most often used as an ornamental foliage plant for indoors and for landscaping. It has white flowers followed by black fruit, and has sticky sap which can be irritating. Grows from three to six metres tall. It can tolerate some frost. Likes a moist soil.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: white
Flowering season: summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 6 metres
Minimum height: 3 metres

Maximum width: 4 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Pests

Scale, thrips, mealy bug

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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