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Fatsia japonica
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Fatsia japonica

Hardy Japanese Aralia

Item #: 4190

Zones: 7b to 10b

Height: 60" tall

Culture: Light Shade to Shade

Origin: Asia

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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We are still amazed at the hardiness of fatsia in our climate. While I killed my first two plants, the third time was a charm as our established plant has now survived 0 degrees F with only some minimal leaf burn. Plantsman Charles Cresson is also growing this outdoors in his Philadelphia area a protected site. The woody stems are clothed with large glossy green, deeply lobed leaves. In warmer climates, fatsia may reach 15' tall, but in colder zones, 4-5' is tops. In November, the plants are topped with large alien-like spikes of white flowers, followed by impressive stalks of blue fruit.