Fatsia is a warm temperate, evergreen shrub related to aralias and ivy. Fatsia flowers and fruit in late fall and winter, attracting and feeding some amazing off season insects. Fatsia are easy to grow and prefer a morning sun or light shade location in average to slightly moist soils. We focus our attention on the amazing variegated leaf forms, which have been the most winter hardy in our trials and the least available commercially.
More Information About Fatsia
Fatsia japonica features leaves in the shape of a giant hand...one with lots of extra fingers. Fatsia is an Asian genus that makes a great evergreen shade plant in the South or as a containerized house plant in colder climates. In addition to the large architectural evergreen leaves, it produces fascinating globe-shaped clusters of white flowers in the fall and winter followed by small black fruits. In addition to the typical green form, there are also several variegated cultivars to choose from.
Fatsia Cultural Conditions
Fatsia prefers a woodland garden location and moist but well-drained soil. Fatsia can tolerate heavy soils and air pollution which makes it a good choice for urban shade gardens. Fatsia will grow into a 10' shrub with time so give it plenty of room.