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Caster Oil Plant Fatsia japonica
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Caster Oil Plant Fatsia japonica

Undeniably architectural and superb for adding drama to any garden or patio
Caster Oil Plant Fatsia japonica - Rating
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  • A spectacular evergreen shrub, that will bring evergreen colour to your garden, all year long
  • Also known as the Japanese aralia or castor oil plant, mature Fatsia plants produce exotic umbrellas of creamy white flowers.
  • A great plant for difficult shady areas where other plants struggle.
  • Easy to grow, plants really need very little attention to give you amazing results whether you're time strapped or a complete gardening novice.
  • Supplied as an established plant in 2L pot ready for planting straight out.
  • A spectacular evergreen shrub, that will bring evergreen colour to your garden, all year long
  • Also known as the Japanese aralia or castor oil plant, mature Fatsia plants produce exotic umbrellas of creamy white flowers.
  • A great plant for difficult shady areas where other plants struggle.
  • Easy to grow, plants really need very little attention to give you amazing results whether you're time strapped or a complete gardening novice.
  • Supplied as an established plant in 2L pot ready for planting straight out.

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For a medium sized shrub that will bring evergreen colour 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 any season.

Also known as the Japanese aralia or castor oil plant, mature Fatsia plants will go on to produce exotic umbrellas of creamy white flowers, followed by attractive deep purple, almost black berries.

Definitely a plant for novice gardeners and seasoned pros alike, f. 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, dappled shade, making a glossy backdrop to other plants with their amazing palmate leaves.

Holder of a much deserved RHS Award of Garden Merit, plants really need very little attention to give you amazing results whether you're time strapped 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 compliment a large decorative pot on the patio where its architectural shape makes a dramatic, tropical feature.

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Supplied as an established plant approx 60cm tall (inc pot) in 2L pot ready for planting straight out into the garden, Fatsia is also a great plant to compliment a large decorative pot on the patio

Plant Care Information

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
RHS Perfect Pollinators
RHS Perfect Pollinators
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Shade
Plant In Shade
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

Older plants will easily tolerate rough treatment and the odd hack back is soon forgotten with a burst of new growth.

Care Information

Planting Advice for Fatsia japonica:

  • Shrub roots generally tend to spread out rather than down, so dig a planting hole 3 x wider than the roots of the shrub you're planting and mix some well-rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to re-fill one the shrub is in place.
  • We've found that a square hole is better than a round one as the new roots, once they reach the edges tend to grow in a circle round the circumference of the hole whereas when they reach the corners of a square hole, they find it easier to grow through.
  • Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Add Mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish quicker.
  • Place your shrub in the hole at the same level at the pot.
  • Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball.
  • Water well.
  • Mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.

 

Aftercare advice for your Fatsia plant:

  • Best in shade where it will bring an almost tropical look to beds and borders.
  • Not fussy with soil type and in fact is happiest in heavy clay.
  • Protect plants from cold, drying winds.
  • Older leaves may turn yellow and then brown - just trim them off leaving a 1' stub which quickly falls off.
  • Leaves will blacken in extreme cold (-4C or below) but miraculously the plant will quickly recover as the temperature rises - any damaged foliage can then be cut back.

 

Pruning Advice for your Castor oil plant:

Prune lightly in mid to late spring, trimming back any shoots that spoil its shape.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
When Your Plant Will Fruit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
400 cm
400 cm
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