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Fatsia japonica (Paperplant)

Fatsia japonica Photo/Illustration: David Cavagnaro


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Fatsia japonica FAT-see-ah jah-PON-ih-kah Common Name: Paperplant Synonyms: Aralia japonica, Aralia sieboldii
Japanese fatsia has very large, hand-shaped glossy leaves that glow in the shade. New leaves fan out on stiff stems all along the ringed trunks. The flower clusters of older fatsias attract bees. -Nellie Neal, Regional Picks: Southeast, Fine Gardening issue #127
Noteworthy characteristics: Makes a good houseplant.
Care: Moist, rich, well-drained soil.
Propagation:  From cuttings or from seed.
Problems: No serious problems.
Height 3 ft. to 6 ft.;6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft.;6 ft. to 10 ft.
Light Full Sun to Part Shade;Part Shade Only
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Showy Flowers; Showy Fruit
Bloom Time Early Fall; Fall; Late Summer; Summer
Foliage Color Evergreen
Flower Color Brown Flower; White Flower
Uses Container, Hedge, Indoor Plant
Type Shrubs

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