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Fatsia japonica/Fatsia

Fatsia japonica / Fatsia japonica
Branch of flowers and early seed development
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Branch of flowers and early seed development

Large mature specimen in flower in autumn

A clump of fatsia in its native Japan

An excellent shade plant under canopy of a tree

Mature seeds that will soon be eaten by birds

Typical fatsia in shade

Early seed development in late winter

Seeds and foliage

Flowers in late fall

Close-up of flowers and young fruit

Flowers and very young fruit

Young fruit, just after pollination

Fatsia blooming in Monroe, LA in December

Large clusters of flowers on stalks above mature plants

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Scientific Name: Fatsia japonica
Common Name: Fatsia
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Winter
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Spring, Winter
Fruit color: Black
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Shrubs, Fruiting
Comments: Cannot tolerate wet, heavy soils nor bright sunlight or sub-freezing temperatures. It makes an excellent container plant for colder areas when it is give protection during hard freezes. Birds consume the black fruit as it ripens in late winter and early spring. One of the best broadleaf plants for shady areas.