For a medium-sized shrub that will bring architectural interest to your garden all year long, Fatsia japonica is just the ticket!
A spectacular evergreen shrub, it produces impressively large, serrated, glossy green leaves, which remain throughout the year, giving interest in all seasons.
Also known as the Japanese aralia or castor oil plant, mature Fatsia plants produce exotic spikes of creamy white flowers, followed by attractive deep purple, almost black berries.
Definitely a plant for novice gardeners and seasoned pros alike, Fatsia japonica will grow well in any garden and is a great plant for difficult shady areas where other plants struggle – in fact they perform best in light or dappled shade, making a glossy backdrop to other plants with their amazing palm-like leaves.
Holder of a much deserved RHS Award of Garden Merit, plants really need very little attention to give you amazing results whether you are strapped for time or a complete gardening novice, and you can be sure that this is a plant that has been rigorously trialled and proven to excel in UK gardens.
Supplied as an established plant approx. 60cm tall (inc 2L pot) ready for planting straight out into the garden. Fatsia is also a great plant to complement a large decorative pot on the patio, where its architectural shape can make a dramatic, tropical feature.
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Aftercare advice for your Fatsia plant:
Pruning Advice for your Castor oil plant:
Prune lightly in mid to late spring, trimming back any shoots that spoil its shape.