The Japanese Fatsi is an evergreen shrub native to Japan. It has huge glossy 12 - 16" wide tropical-looking leaves. Perched on top of upright stems, each leaf has 8 deep lobes. In old Japanese, fatsia meant eight, hence the name.
These plants are very ornamental! On top of the wonderful foliage, they also have ringed trunks & lovely clusters of white flowers in round balls. Bees & butterflies enjoy the flowers, & birds love to eat the showy ornamental berries later in the season.
The Fatsia doesn’t mind being pruned to a smaller size, so can be grown in containers & they make a wonderful houseplant or bonsai tree.
Name: Japanese Fatsi Other Common Names: Paper plant / Japanese Aralia Scientific Name: Fatsia Japonica Syn. Aralia Japonica Color: White Flowers & Black Berries Plant Seeds: When Soil Temp Warms to 70f Bloom Time: Flowers Late Summer - Mid Winter Harvest: Flowers Turn to Ornamental Berries Hardiness Zone: 7 - 11 Plant Height: 8 - 16' Plant Spacing: 10 - 12' Light Requirements: Sun - Part Shade Soil & Water Preferences: Average