Fatsia japonica


Member Price: $39.95



Fatsia japonica

Price: $44.95

Member Price: $39.95

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Fatsia (Fatsia japonica), also known as Japanese aralia, is an eye-catching evergreen shrub that adds a tropical touch to any garden with its bold, architectural foliage and unusual flowers. Native to Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, this exotic plant is hardy in USDA zones 7 to 10 and can be grown in a variety of garden settings.

The Overall Plant

Fatsia is a large, rounded shrub that can reach heights and widths of 8-10 feet, although it can be kept smaller with regular pruning. The plant prefers a sheltered location with partial to full shade and well-draining, humus-rich soil. Although Fatsia can tolerate some drought once established, it thrives with consistent moisture and protection from cold, drying winds.

Fatsia's growth habit and striking appearance make it an ideal choice for various garden applications. It can be used as a focal point in a shade garden, as a backdrop for smaller plants, or as a container plant in a shaded patio or courtyard.

The Foliage

One of the most striking features of the Fatsia plant is its dramatic foliage. The large, glossy leaves can reach up to 16 inches across and are deeply lobed, resembling an oversized, exotic version of a maple leaf. The leaves are deep green, providing a lush backdrop for the plant's flowers and other surrounding plants in the garden.

The foliage is evergreen, ensuring year-round interest and structure in the garden. In addition to its aesthetic appeal, the bold leaves also provide valuable shelter for birds and other garden wildlife.

The Flowers

Fatsia produces unique, creamy-white flowers in late autumn to early winter. The flowers appear in rounded clusters called umbels, each measuring up to 6 inches across. Each umbel consists of multiple small, star-shaped flowers that create a delicate, lacy appearance. The flowers are attractive to bees and other pollinators, making Fatsia a valuable addition to a wildlife-friendly garden.

Following the flowers, Fatsia may produce small, black, inedible fruits. These fruits are not particularly ornamental and can be removed if desired. However, they do provide a food source for some birds during the winter months.

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Every plant comes with our expert planting guide that will cover the specifics to ensure your plant grows absolutely nuts. It also comes with our free 30 day guarantee so if you aren't happy we got you covered.

Why Flora's Market?

We're not some middleman or corporate farm, when you buy from Flora's Market you are buying directly from a family of growers that's been doing it for generations. We pride ourselves on quality, that's why we back our plants 100% with our grower guarantee. If you're not happy don't sweat it, we got you covered.

Mature height: 8-10 ft.

Mature width: 8-10 ft.

Sunlight: Partial-Full Shade

Growth rate: Moderate

Growing zones:

Outdoor: 7-10